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Right guy, wrong election

Author: Dan Njegomir - November 3, 2016 - Updated: June 6, 2017

Once a newsie always a newsie. Veteran Colorado political correspondent Lynn Bartels, nowadays the communicator in chief for Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams, doesn’t miss a beat—or a blunder—on the political scene. Hence, her blog post today pointing out a time warp in a “Funny or Die” video on YouTube that spoofs Melania Trump—but misplaces Bartels’ boss.

The satirical video shows a Melania Trump lookalike at a podium stumbling through awkward one-liners that fall flat as she supposedly addresses a crowd in Arkansas. At one point, the vignette splices in actual footage of Williams and fellow Republicans applauding. But, Bartles notes:

As William is clapping, people in the crowd are waving Romney signs. As in Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee for president.

Bartels Tweeted a bit later:

Much has changed since then, of course; Williams, at least, still looks pretty much the same.

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is a blogger and opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.


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