The Pol That Refreshes
Honesty in politics? It's happening right here in Colorado, as the Establishment GOP is trying its best to cope with the new crop of citizen-candidates. Read it and smile:
Republican Tom Janich of Brighton, running to unseat Democratic Rep. Judy Solano, has been arrested five times, including once for resisting arrest.
"It's my record. I've got to own up to it," he said.
But the 48-year-old said his run-ins with the law happened when he was younger, and he now has a record of public service.
"Heck, if everyone in Adams County who ever drank one too many or smoked a joint would vote for me, I'd win in a landslide," Janich said.
Would I vote for Janich? No. Not until after I'd bought him a drink.