Who's most like you, Sen. Cory Gardner or Rep. Ken Buck?
Many see Buck and Gardner as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, one wearing a smile the other seething with anger. But if you're a Tea-Party activist in Colorado, the answer is "Ken Buck."
So it's not surprising that Tea-Party radio host Chuck Bonniwell would put this question to failed theater-shooter prosecutor George Brauchler, who's considering a U.S. Senate run: Are you more like Ken Buck or Cory Gardner?
Brauchler's answer was, "Oh God, Ken Buck!" That's the story told by Bonniwell and his co-host Julie Hayden, who's also a Fox 31 Denver reporter. Both witnessed Brauchler say it at a social event:
Julie Hayden (@4:40 below): We were at a function and Chuck, in Chuck's way [laughs]. Standing-around-drinking-wine-just-put-it-to-you way, said to George, "Okay. Who do you like better - Ken Buck or Cory Gardner?"
Bonniwell: No, that's not what I said! I said, "If we put a gun to your head, and said, 'Who are you closer to on the continuum of Ken Buck to Gardner. Which one? You have to choose one. You can't sit. And to his credit, I mean I expected a kind of weasely answer, he said, "Oh, God! Ken Buck!"
Hayden: And Chuck went, "Yea!"...[Brauchler] didn't hesitate at all, nor did he mince any words. He didn't put conditions on, like "Ken Buck on Tuesday. Cory Gardner on Thursday. No, he said, "Ken Buck."
Bonniwell: Ken Buck.
It would be interesting to know what draws Brauchler to Buck. Style? Substance? Good fodder for a future radio show.
Listen to Bonniwell and Hayden discuss George Brauchler on KNUS 710-AM Saturday: