Beauprez in complete denial of Both-Ways-Bob accusation

(Promoted by Colorado Pols. This is baffling. Beauprez isn't just saying that he has never wavered on issues — he's saying that nobody has ever even accused him of wavering on issues.)

“Both Ways” Bob Beauprez (right).

Last month, The Denver Post ran a strange quote from GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez:

"I've never been accused of switching positions on a vote or an issue. But that happens in politics."

I wondered about the wisdom of running such a quote, given that it was almost certainly a slip of the tongue by Beauprez, who's been called Both Ways Bob countless times by Democrats and Republicans alike.

But then last week, on KOA's Mike Rosen show, Beauprez repeated essentially the same thing. Rosen asked Beauprez how he'd respond to the Both-Ways-Bob moniker, and here's how he replied:

Beauprez: Well, you know, Mike, one thing that the record is actually pretty clear about is that I've never been called unprincipled, or wavering, or with a flimsy spine. Quite the opposite. I think most people understand that I know who I am.

Listen to Beauprez deny Both Ways Bob accusation–on KOA radio 06-26-2014

You have to be thick-skinned to survive in politics but to completely deny the existence of a common accusation against you is so weird that it merits further investigation by reporters.

Here's a transcript of the exchange between Rosen and Beauprez:

Rosen: In an earlier race…during the campaign for the Republican nomination, Marc Holtzman, or his campaign geniuses had crafted the slogan 'Both Ways Bob" and in so doing, they were trying to paint you as somebody who had flip flopped on some issues. I hate that kind of tactic in any kind of Republican primary because it can come back to haunt us. Well, guess what? Some progressive sites right now, and progressive is the fashionable word for radically left wing, even to the left of liberals, are using Both Ways Bob to attack you in this campaign against Gov. Hickenlooper. How are you going to answer that?

Beauprez: Well, Mike, one thing that the record is pretty clear about is that I've never been called unprincipled, or wavering, or with a flimsy spine. Quite the opposite. I think most people understand that I know who I am.

Listen to Beauprez deny Both Ways Bob accusation–on KOA radio 06-26-2014

6 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. horseshit GOP front grouphorseshit GOP front group says:

    It only gets progressively muddier and nonsensical from here.  BWB is already explaining, and the explanation will contradict the previous explanation, which contradicted the original statement, etc, etc.  Going to be a long four months or so for Bob.

    If Kyle Clark skewers his dumb ass the same way he did with Coffman its going to be ugly.  Lawn chairs and popcorn all around.

  2. gertie97 says:

    Fortunately for BWB, too many reporters these days have attention spans that match a fruit fly's lifespan. He'll get away with it in a lot of places.

     

  3. DavieDavie says:

    Next up, BWB denies that he lost in 2006 by 17 points — how could he since he never ran for Governor before?

  4. Urban Snowshoer says:

    Has Beauprez has been taking advice from Mitt Romney?

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