Jared Polis is Colorado's new governor — and maybe the geekiest one we've ever had. That's a compliment! We love when politicos have personalities, especially goofy ones, and Polis's election has already elevated Colorado to coolest-floor-of-the-dorm status, as recognized by James Corden.
As a Thanksgiving treat, Michael Roberts tracked down the goofiest photos on Polis's superb Twitter page, and readers were delighted by the sight of Colorado's next leader paying homage to the late Robin Williams — by dressing like him and posing for a picture in front of the Mork & Mindy house in Boulder. The photos inspired plenty of comments about Colorado's new King Dork. (And remember, that's a compliment!)
I met Jared Polis smoking a cigarette behind Taco Bell in Fort Collins two years ago when he was taking a break from waving his own sign.
Least gubernatorial — but VERY COLORADO. I like this guy.
He is the kind of "real" that I like. Sorry, I like the humanity in him. Unlike other politicians.
Shit. If I'd known that he wears Crocs with socks, I would've sat this election out.
I love that the Westword refers to the governorship of Colorado as the title of King Dork. We truly are the coolest floor in the dormitory.
And I love him! Can’t wait for Colorado’s future.
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Even though Polis is still preparing to tackle the ambitious agenda he described to us in our recent post-election interview, one thing is already clear: He will be the geekiest guv in state history.
Sorry, John Hickenlooper. You're no longer Colorado's King Dork.
We're already on record as loving Polis's Twitter account. In our 2017 Best of Denver issue, long before he declared his gubernatorial run, we named him the "Best Politician to Follow on Twitter."
What do you think of Polis's geekiness? Let us know in a comment or at email@example.com.