Martin O’Malley was kicking up his heels with Gov. Hickenlooper at last night’s sine die party to celebrate the end of Colorado’s legislative session.

The former destroyer mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland is distancing himself from the riots running for president against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

O’Malley’s political record includes the creation of a “rain tax,” and if that isn’t bad enough, he also worked for Gary Hart’s 1984 presidential campaign.

More famously, O’Malley was the inspiration for the unethical and ruthless character of Baltimore Mayor “Tommy Carcetti” on HBO’s celebrated drama, “The Wire.” The show was created by former Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon and was not-so-loosely-based on the city’s rampant crime and corrupt police culture, as well as the dirty Democrat politics that still rule “Charm City.”

Ironically, Simon also laid the blame of last week’s Baltimore riots at O’Malley’s feet:

David Simon, the creator of The Wire, says that as mayor of Baltimore, Martin O’Malley (D) “cooked the books in order to create the impression of a declining crime rate in Baltimore, and along the way created the mass anger that burst wide open this week,” the Huffington Post reports.

Said Simon: “He destroyed police work in some real respects. Whatever was left of it when he took over the police department, if there were two bricks together that were the suggestion of an edifice that you could have called meaningful police work, he found a way to pull them apart.”

So what in the world was O’Malley doing with Hickenlooper instead of working to heal the festering wounds from the Baltimore riots?

Perhaps O’Malley is looking for a running mate. He and Hick looked awfully chummy together.