Politics

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.

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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.
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