^
Keep Westword Free
4

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.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.