Look sharp, Dr. Chaps edition

The old-school “Executive Shine” stand at the Capitol in Denver is fitted into a corner off the busy main lobby in the basement, tucked behind a short row of vending machines. You never really notice it until the day controversial conservative Colorado Springs Rep. Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt is sitting happily atop it getting his shoes worked over with a shammy by a woman wearing blue rubber gloves.

These are not classic hard-leather wingtips she is breathing over. These are not showy laceless ankle boots. These are the simple black shoes of an evangelical internet preacher.

dr chaps shine

Like this story? Steal it! Feel free to republish it in part or in full, just please give credit to The Colorado Independent and add a link to the original.

Got a tip? Story pitch? Send us an e-mail. Follow The Colorado Independent on Twitter.



About the Author

John Tomasic

Writer, editor, teacher, web wrangler. He has worked for art, business, culture, politics publications, five universities and a UN war crimes commission. @johntomasic
jtomasic@coloradoindependent.com | 720-432-2128 |

Leave a Response

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>