Every day I read the Denver Post online. It seems at least every week or so there's some sort of political controversy around here...usually some Republican senator from Colorado Springs that's popped off with an insensitive or ridiculous comment during debate.
This state fascinates me...we have Boulder, which as we all know, is not particularly conservative :), and then we have Colorado Springs, the mecca for all things right-wing and military and James Dobson-y. Denver's maybe in the middle but it seems more "left"ish. In fact the one time we were IN Colorado Springs, we were interrogated because we said we were from Denver--gasp--did we know any Republicans they wanted to know. Come to think of it not really. :) (Okay we know MAYbe a couple. I refrained from mentioning that part of our reasoning for choosing Denver over Colorado Springs was the political culture. Not because we don't like Republicans but I've found there are benefits to living in a more diverse "live and let live" type of place.)
Anyway it's all quite amusing and this week the Denver Post did not fail to disappoint. Some (Republican) senator from Colorado Springs said something really, really dumb about HIV in a discussion about whether or not pregnant women should be required to be tested for it. I've always been a registered Republican (though now I'm "Decline to State") and I don't remember the legislators in California continually popping off with controversial statements like that. I even worked for one. (Though he was extremely moderate in his views, in addition to being Hispanic, so I don't suppose he WOULD be saying ignorant things about minorities etc. which I have heard said here.)
Well that's all. Just wanted to say that Colorado is a little strange in this way. If nothing else it is quite entertaining!
EDIT: I just read in full what the man's statements were and I'm upgrading them from "dumb" to "heinous" and "evil."