QUIDNUNC: Denver mayoral candidates make everyone else careful what they wish for


Quidnunc, whose name comes from the Latin  “what now,” is out and about as often as possible  to bring you news overheard in elevators,  rest rooms and spied in various e-mail boxes.

QUID HAS HEARD that bigger and better are in the eye of the political beholder in our step-sister-city to the west. Seems that burg’s wholly war for mayor finally turned away from Michael Hancock’s hey-babe text scandal and Jamie Giellis’ professional gaff machine long enough this week to focus on boring stuff, like Denver policy. At a stink-eye match at the Denver Press Club, sponsored by the Denver Post, the two mayoral candidates appeared as part of their runoff-to-the-death election on June 4. After slogging through the usual muck, the conversation oddly turned to stuff Denver TeeVee types don’t care about, like the mayor’s real job. Hancock tells the world what a wonderful place Denver has become since he became mayor almost eight years ago and legal dope put Colorado on the millennial map for good. Quid will assume the presumption here that higher Denver taxes, impossible traffic, third-world roads, the end of parking as we know it and the death of the Denver Broncos does not a better city make. And for those of us who lay our large and weary heads on pillows outside the Mean City of of Plains, four good restaurants and 2 million assholes in Audis does not a paradise make. If Hancock wins next week, he has work to do. If Giellis wins, good luck with that.