Hickenlooper’s Wife: Watch Your Language


DENVER (UPI) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s wife said she had a talk with her husband after a pair of recent racy remarks.

The Democrat, who was elected in 2010, drew laughter Tuesday when introducing Denver Mayor Michael Hancock at a Colorado Business Committee for the Arts luncheon and making reference to the mayor’s wife, Mary Louise Lee, being an award-winning vocalist, The Denver Post reported Wednesday.

“We read about how President Obama sings to Michelle in the shower,” Hickenlooper began. “So you can just imagine what the mayor gives his wife in the shower. Uh, I mean what she gives him in the shower.”

The comments came only a week after he introduced Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia as a “rising sex star” in front of an audience of elementary school students.

“John is a dork sometimes, which is of course why I love him. He means well, but he doesn’t always say the right thing, and sometimes he is awkward,” said Hickenlooper’s wife, Helen Thorpe. “But we know this about him already: He isn’t a typical politician, always ready with a glib comment.”

The first lady said she warned her husband about watching his words.

“I just talked to him about it and told him he better not go for a trifecta,” Thorpe said.


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