John Hickenlooper has been known to crack a few jokes. When he was mayor and many were wondering if he would run for Governor, he joked about announcing his run in front of the National Western Stock Show crowd.
In February, when asked about an often rumored presidential run, Hick joked that he'd rather be commissioner of Major League Baseball.
Relatively G-rated stuff. But Hickenlooper's more recent jokes and flubs in the last week have gotten downright R-rated.
Last week, he mistakenly introduced Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia as a "rising sex star" at a childhood literacy event, causing fits of laughter by many in attendance. He often refers to the Lt. Gov. as a "rising star," and a "rock star," and said later that he meant to jokingly call Garcia a "sex symbol," but slipped up. Listen to the "rising sex star" audio clip here, courtesy of 850 KOA Radio.
But, on Tuesday, in the second sex joke in a week, during what would have been a relatively benign introduction of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Hickenlooper dropped another bomb, Fox31 reports.
According to The Denver Post, at a Colorado Business Community for the Arts luncheon Tuesday, Hickenlooper reminded the more than 600 guests that Hancock's wife, Mary Louise Lee, is a acclaimed vocalist and then said, "We read about how President Obama sings to Michelle in the shower, 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 crowd reportedly burst into laughter and Hick's face burst into several shades of red.
The Denver Post also deftly points out that after a search of stories about the Obamas, sure, there are several stories of the president singing to the first lady, but nothing specifically about singing to her in the shower.
Hickenlooper continues to deny presidential and vice presidential ambitions, but perhaps it's simply because he has plans for a successful stand up comedy career, post-politics?