June 16, 2014

WALKBACK: Colorado Governor Apologizes To Sheriffs Over Gun Control Laws. “This is curious. The GOP – with Tom Tancredo as their candidate – has been hot on the Democrat Governor’s heels for a while now, particularly since the signing of the gun control law. But as recently as last month, the conventional wisdom was that the crisis was past, Hickenlooper was out of the woods, and was sitting on a somewhat slim but still manageable seven point lead in the polls. He’s been faced with a number of other decisions which have drawn some of the attention away and mended a few fences, including some controversial drilling legislation and his veto of a water management bill which environmentalists had been pushing for. But if things were looking cozy enough to save his seat at the Governor’s mansion, why offer an olive branch to the Sheriffs now?”