Watching KDVR’s new show “The Source”, we’re not sure which is faker – the b-roll behind Eli Stokols meant to portray him standing in The Source, an artisan food market in the Denver River North District, or U.S. Rep. Jared Polis’ attempts to position himself as pro-energy development. (To be fair to Stokols, his producers noted that he would not be in The Source for all interviews.)

But, yes, we’re talking about the same Polis who is bankrolling a statewide anti-energy campaign.

Here are a few of the softball questions Stokols served up:

  • Tell me what you’re looking to do here (with the local control initiatives).
  • Why is this so important to you and your constituents?
  • Where are negotiations for a compromise at right now?
  • What are these talks about between your office, the governor’s office, and the industry that would come to some sort of compromise?
  • What will it take for you to not move forward with this measure?
  • There’s a notion that this will harm Democrats like Mark Udall this fall if local control is put on the ballot.  What’s your response?

The truth is that Polis is throwing a fit because someone fracked near his vacation home and, now, he wants to project his displeasure on the rest of Colorado.  Let’s be clear – Polis is threatening Colorado’s jobs and economic prosperity and our national energy security in the name of his vacation home, which is still lovely, btw.

Feel free to watch the clip below, but don’t be fooled, PeakNation™.  Polis currently is the driving force behind the local control initiatives – he’s no moderate on energy development.  And, Eli, your viewers would have a lot more respect for you if you asked the tough questions.