No denying that Internet multi-millionaire turned Congressman Jared Polis is a believer in new technology. During the past day or so, his office has posted videos on YouTube in which he can be seen talking on the floor of the U.S. House about the personal healthcare stories of real Coloradans. A shitload of real Coloradans. There's Alex, whose tale is told above. There's Arelene. There's Larry. There's Laura. There's a Northglenn resident known as "Northglenn Resident." The total at this writing comes to 24 clips, most of which have been viewed fewer than ten times each -- but you can add to that number. Look below to see three more examples. And rest assured: There's more where they came from.
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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.