More than halfway through a panel discussion before Republican rainmakers in Aspen, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, while extolling his own foreign policy credentials, referred to himself “as the president.” Recognizing his mistake, he repeated it, this time with a head-bobbing cackle straight out of former President George W. Bush’s playbook. Then he shot the crowd a knowing look and corrected himself.
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Mark Udall sent a letter to the National Park Service this week asking the federal agency to reconsider its rejection of the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction as a stage venue for this summer’s Quiznos Pro Challenge cycling race. The 600-mile stage race is the brainchild of cycling legend Lance Armstrong and former Gov. Bill Ritter. Armstrong Tuesday officially retired from professional cycling even as he continues to deal with an ongoing doping investigation looking into the past behavior of the seven-time Tour de France winner.
Scott McInnis, unlike his GOP gubernatorial primary foe Dan Maes, apparently doesn’t think Denver residents are in danger of losing their personal freedoms as their city is converted into a United Nations community overrun by free bicycles.
Only in Aspen, where liberal political bickering has been elevated to an art form, could a proposed day to honor cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong devolve into name calling and too-cool-for-school disinterest.
Colorado Confidential correspondent Sandra Fish is riding in the [Des Moines] Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa