Hickenlooper: good or evil?

By | July 16, 2003

So what is the deal with John Hickenlooper? Is he good or evil? On one hand, Hickenlooper swears his volunteers to eternal secrecy, which in effect shrouds all of Hickenlooper’s transition into the Office of Mayor under a veil of confidentiality. No one can talk about what’s going on, so there is no way for the public to know what is happening. So much for informed government.

On the other hand, Hickenlooper annoys business leaders by staging a fundraiser for environmental groups. As a member of the Green party, I applaud anyone who has a legitimate interest in helping preserve our environment. I thought that Hickenlooper may have just been playing lip service to Green groups during his candidacy, but his interest in the environment now seems more than sincere. Hickenlooper is actively participating in environmental care, even to the detriment of his relationships with Denver business leaders.

So who exactly is Hickenlooper? Environmentalist, yet doesn’t allow the public to see how he is going to run the government once he becomes Mayor. This has the feel of a riddle to me.

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