Colo. Gov. Accidentally Calls Lt. Gov. 'Sex Star'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's flattering comments about Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia turned into a bit of a flub.

The governor mistakenly referred to Garcia as a "rising sex star" Wednesday.

He made the remark while introducing him at a childhood literacy event attended by about 40 children at a Denver elementary school.

Hickenlooper routinely introduces Garcia as a "rising star" and a "rock star" at public events.

The Democrat immediately caught his slip, which was recorded by radio station KOA.

According to the tape, Hickenlooper says, "Now I get to introduce that rising sex star -- symbol. I mean, symbol -- not star."

After some awkward laughter, he deadpanned that it might go down as one of his most difficult news conferences.

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