UPDATE: It’s been privately suggested to us that jokes about persons associated with Treasurer Walker Stapleton going “under the wheels” may be unintentionally caustic. Sorry about that.
That’s the conclusion we draw from an amusing story in today’s Denver paper by reporter Lynn Bartels. Treasurer Walker Stapleton’s new assistant, identified only as a 22-year-old female, sent out emails from her official Colorado state email account offering Stapleton’s “help” to Republican state legislators.
Word of this inappropriate solicitation came when the email in question was accidentally sent to Rep. Daniel Kagan, a Democrat. Had it not, it’s entirely possible this would never have been publicized.
We recall the recent kerfluffle over an aside mention of congressional candidate Joe Miklosi’s run in a Colorado House Democrats press release. That misstep probably rates a mention along with this one, but we’re a bit curious about Stapleton’s claim she is “allowed to do political stuff, but not on state time.”
Considering how easily she went under the bus here, we hope she gets paid for that time too.