Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s honeymoon period, one of the longest ever for a Mayor, may be coming to an end with the carjacking and shooting this week of singer-songrwriter Marc Cohn. Denver Post columnist Jim Spencer takes a swing at the Mayor this morning by re-writing one of Cohn’s most famous songs, Walking in Memphis. Here’s a sample:
Put on my cowboy boots
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of Tancredo blues
In a place where you might feel pain
Johnny Hickenlooper — won’t you look down over me
I thought you ran a safe, hip city
Now I’m as scared as a man can be
Spencer’s lyrics to “Driving in Denver” take a pot shot at tax cuts and the money spent on the new jail and convention center. He raises the late-night shootings outside Lodo night clubs, closing of homeless shelters and the increased panhandling.
Maybe it’s time for Mayor Hickenlooper to turn his attention inward to solve the problems within the city, before he continues with his expansion agenda.