“So here’s the thing Hick, it’s not you, it’s us… JK! JK! JK! It’s totally you!”
After reading how Gov. John Hickenlooper takes his break-ups like a little bitch (seriously, who drops out of college because a girl broke up with them? Can we get someone to track that girl down? Hick, do you have her address? Still stalk her on Facebook?), we’re thinking once he reads this latest breakup letter, he’ll be in Alaska next week sporting a mustache, trying to grow gooseberries.
In what should come as no surprise to anyone paying attention to how Hickenlooper governed these past four years compared to how he campaigned in 2010, one unaffiliated businessman is having buyer’s remorse. Dave Maney was more than excited to donate to Hick in 2010. This time? Not so much. Here’s some excerpts from the breakup letter he sent to Hick’s campaign:
Maybe next time John will stick to the socially liberal, fiscally conservative, live-and-let-live Colorado themes that got him elected rather than sidling up to the radical left… in this election, I’m a Beauprez donor…
In the future 1) Don’t use weasel words in death penalty cases. I could’ve taken either “for” or “against”, but not the weasel road John took. 2) When your party goes radical and controls the legislature, rein them back in instead of letting them run riot. [the Peak’s emphasis]
Don’t worry, Hick, as long as you are Governor for a while longer you can still pay for other businessmen to hang out with you. Nothing makes fast friends for life like cronyism. Joshua Sharf over at Watchdog Wire details how a few large donors for Hickenlooper were able to buy a veto from him, hosting a max-dollar fundraising event the very same week the bill they were opposed to was introduced.
Two of those developers, brothers Chad and Troy McWhinney, have been longtime supporters of Republican office-seekers. However, they held a fundraiser for Hickenlooper in Windsor the week that the bill was introduced into the legislature. The suggested contribution for that fundraiser was $1,100, the maximum allowed under state law.
As Sharf points out, it was revealed just recently how large donors for Hickenlooper have a direct line to him. Are we to ignore that Hickenlooper vetoed a grand total of just five bills over the past two years when nearly a thousand have been passed, and that one of those bills happen to be from donors who hosted a maxed-dollar fundraiser for him?
Is Hickenlooper just so old he knows he couldn’t take any sort of rejection anymore, that he’s willing to pay for companionship friendship. Is his real reelection campaign theme, “Just don’t let me be lonely tonight?” If that’s the case, Hickenlooper better start growing that beard now.