Photos: Top eight ways Colorado kicks the sh*t out of New Jersey

Yesterday, we shared negative remarks about Colorado by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in relation to this state's marijuana laws. Among his comments: "For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if you want to live there."

Those were fighting words for Governor John Hickenlooper, whose office compiled a series of state rankings in which Colorado tops the Garden State. See eight Hick-blessed examples, supplemented by Christie memes.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
Contact: Michael Roberts