Hickenlooper: Colorado can be ‘backwards thinking’

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate John Hickenlooper said during a 2009 interview that some Coloradans are guilty of the same “backwards thinking” that led to the 1998 slaying of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Wyoming.

Hickenlooper's campaign defended his comments Friday, saying that he “was making the point that the kind of intolerance that led to Matthew Shepard's murder is not unique to a single community in Wyoming.”

National Review Online on Friday posted a transcript of Hickenlooper's remarks. They happened during an interview about the decision to locate the Matthew Shepard Foundation in Denver.

Shepard died after being found beaten and left tied to a fence outside Laramie, Wyo. Police said Shepard was targeted because he was gay.
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  • by Gary Vaughn Location: Grand Junction Colorado on Oct 25, 2010 at 07:51 AM
    Yes, The same backward thinking that is destroying jobs here on the west slope, The same backward thinking that is making it near impossible to survive in Calirado. Hick, You are an Idiot. Take your backward thinking with you and a one way ticket to california.
  • by Top Location: Falcon, CO on Oct 23, 2010 at 07:47 AM
    The typical "elite" opinion of those who live outside of cities and actually work for a living. I hope all of the welfare cases stay home on Nov 2, Hickenlooper can go back to brewing beer.
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