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February 23, 2007 09:28 PM UTC

What the Hell?

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  • by: Colorado Pols

We missed this strange story from yesterday’s Rocky Mountain News about a former North Denver politician:

A former state senator who was arrested for investigation of burglary involving his own home said it was a “huge misunderstanding” that he expects to be resolved.

Rob Hernandez was arrested by Denver police Monday and released on bond Tuesday. Hernandez, a Democrat, represented northwest Denver until term limits forced him out in 2002.

He said his attorney has advised him not to talk in detail about what happened.

A Denver police report mentions an auto shop, but Hernandez said he was arrested after retrieving property from the home. Hernandez said he had been evicted from his home because of a refinancing problem that hadn’t been resolved in time. Lawmakers were surprised when the news swept through the Capitol on Wednesday.

Hernandez may not be a big name around the state but is a well-known political figure in the Democratic stronghold of North Denver.

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      1. he was in foreclosure and hadn’t gotten everything out. 

        Good to see some fair and balanced coverage of a Dem committing a heinous crime like breaking into your own house…….

        1. Except the Rocky still hasn’t identified Paschall as a Republican but they were eager to point out Hernandez as a Democrat, his district and almost his entire voting record.

          Rocky Mountain Rag!

              1. It was only after Colorado Media Matters pointed it out, following the earlier Rocky story that didn’t note Paschall was an elected Republican:

                http://www.rockymoun

                Plus, the Rocky is now doing the same thing with its coverage of Jim Congrove, the Republican Jeffco commissioner who doesn’t get identified as such. And of course, they did it repeatedly in covering the Carol Chambers scandal.

                A pattern has emerged…

                  1. I thought I covered the caveats pretty well.  But let me add: One could try to get a party nomination in 2005 and then change parties.  Or become Indy.

                    1. …especially since I thought people were discussing common press coverage, which doesn’t typically do well with fine lines or caveats. 

                    2. Fine lines are often important, and most “journalists” miss that kind of stuff entirely.  Every day I saw an improper word, or an obvious question unanswered.  It’s not just the news, and I hear it on Air America “news,” too.

  1. Hernandez was gearing up for a rematch against Rick Garcia. Was Hernandez just trying to retrieve some items he accidentally left behind? Or, more likely was he up to something more heinous? The first comment was right this guy is as slimy as a snake and phony as a three dollar bill.

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