FBI Director Christopher Wray, speaking at a security conference in Colorado, said that Russia continues to use fake news, propaganda and covert operations to "spin up" Americans on hot-button issues to sow discord.
… and it’s actually their kids we’re talking about, not the dads; the dads remain birds of a political feather.
Thanks are in order (yet again) to Secretary of State’s Office messenger in chief Lynn Bartels for keeping us apprised of some truly fun tangents off of Colorado politics. Like the fact that the sons of two fellow Republican ex-state legislators, perpetual political animals and longtime allies — Josh Penry and Greg Brophy — are occasional adversaries in Denver-area prep basketball. Penry’s son Chase Penry plays for the Cherry High School’s Bruins; Brophy’s son David is on Arapahoe High School’s Warrior squad.
When they were little boys, they lived across the state from each other but occasionally played together at the state Capitol when their dads brought them to work.
Bartels even posted a couple of great pics of Chase, then 7, and David, then 3, when their dads sparred with Democrats at the Capitol. Nowadays, the two 6-foot offspring are forces to be reckoned with in their own right.
David plays some serious defense for the Warriors:
…While Chase is perhaps even better known for his skills as a wide receiver on Cherry Creek’s football team:
While the elder Penry represented the Grand Junction area during his time in the state House and Senate, and dad Brophy lived in Wray and represented a vast swath of the surrounding Eastern Plains — both men have since relocated their families to the Denver area. That certainly increased the odds their sons would cross paths. As Brophy told Bartels:
“It’s a small world after all … As a parent in sports, it really changes the nature of the game when you know and truly like the opposition kids. You want him to play well, but his team to lose!”