In the alternative reality constructed each morning on KNUS' Peter Boyles radio show, they're busy reliving the glory days of the campaigns that led to the recall or resignation of three Democratic state legislators in Colorado.
Recall spokespeople Laura Woods and Jennifer Kerns have been on Boyles' show re-telling stories about how "grassroots" Republicans fought off establishment Republicans and won.
One of Boyles' favorite things to do is to point out that most of the Republicans who've risen up in recent weeks weren't the ones getting down and dirty during the recall effort.
On Tuesday, for example, Boyles asks Woods for the names of specific Republican candidates and elected officials who were with her. Woods replied:
Well, I just want to preface by saying, as a candidate [for SD 19] now, I'm not endorsing these guys, but I'll put on my recall hat and I'll talk to you about who was out there on the lines with us. We clearly had Victor Head. He wasn't a candidate then, but he is now. And then we had senator candidates Tim Neville and Tony Sanchez walking the streets, knocking doors, gathering petition signatures. Tom Tancredo was out there, as was Greg Brophy. We had the sheriff candidates, Jim Shires, Jeff Schrader, John Berry, all out there at times. Ken Buck was in the office at times. And Owen Hill was sitting in our office making phone calls. So, there were a lot of candidates, none of whom were involved in this back room deal -- other than Ken Buck to move, you know, from the Senate race to the House race.
The good old recall days are gone, and the good old folks are threatened, in Boyle's mind, by back-room-dealing evil-doers, like Bob Beauprez, who just entered the gubernatorial race, and Cory Gardner, who's now running against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.
But on Boyles' radio show, even if Tancredo is belly flopping and regardless of what else is happening in the real world, the heroes are still Woods and Tancredo, and the like, and nothing can change that, unless the show is abruptly canceled by Salem Communications Inc., which is as inevitable as a gaffe from you-know-who. Or someone flipping the bird at you.