Diana DeGette + John Hickenlooper = Ellen DeGeneres
An early strategy being used to undermine John Hickenlooper in his run for the governorship is actually an old favorite -- portraying him as too liberal. That's the theme of the video above, put together by WhoSaidYouSaid.com, a humor-oriented political website overseen by Republican stalwarts Kelly Maher and Mary Smith, in which a quote about Hick by Diana DeGette -- "If you look at some of the things he's done, he's probably at least as liberal as me" -- is illustrated by morphing her photo with his.
What's more startling, though, is the mid-transformation moment when the merged DeGette and Hickenlooper look uncannily like Ellen DeGeneres. Too bad they're both married -- because together, they could create an incredible talk-show host.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Westword's biggest stories.
- Reader: $29,000 Per Year Isn't Enough for an Adequate Standard of Living in Denver
- Ethniche: 10 Delicious Denver-Area Dishes From a Year of Ethnic-Food Reviews
- Race and Place Matter in Colorado Death Penalty, New Study Finds