Before CongressmanJared Polis' constituents got a chance to see him do a beer bong with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report
last night, they had the opportunity to watch him do something else unusual -- host a healthcare town hall that didn't deteriorate into scarlet-faced, neck-tendon-displaying sound and fury. As captured in this first-rate BoulderDaily Camera
video by Jonathan Castner, the throng that showed up to share their views about reform legislation with JP typically stayed on point, albeit in a sometimes geeky way, as witnessed by the segment in which two dudes passionately debate which founding fathers would have gotten behind the measure. Then, afterward, Polis took the entire throng out for several rounds of body shots.
Just kidding (I think).
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