It's The Water
I'm not ordinarily one to vilify the dead. Not out loud, anyway. But I was astounded --nay, dumbfounded-- upon reading the following two passages from her lengthy obituary in the Denver Post:
"Holly Coors considered running for governor in 1985.
Known in Denver as a gracious hostess, she acknowledged she had no background in politics but told a Post reporter that she would like to make the governor's mansion a place for entertaining"
A strong supporter of George W. Bush, she said when he was running for a second term: "It breaks my heart when the criticize him. They hated our Lord too."
I fancy myself somewhat of a student of the Coors dynasty, since the Coors brewery is just about 3 miles down the road from my pad and they have such a storied history here in the greater Golden/Wheat Ridge metropolitan statistical area. To be fair, they've been good about spreading their cash around in recent years. But they're best known, of course, for their strong financial support of conservative causes and for propounding wackiness like Joe Coors' statement that rich peoples' votes should count for more than poor peoples'. Ever since Coors got kicked in the corporate balls by a very well publicized boycott in the 70s, the family has learned to keep its Ann Coulter-style notions confined to family get-togethers.
Except, of course, when rhetorical gems like the ones above bubble up to the surface.