Hickenlooper’s slinging his book just in time for the DNC

Gov. John Hickenlooper has been telling anyone who will listen for months that he has no interest in serving as Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential pick.

Can you take that seriously? As it turns out, maybe not.

Tuesday, book stores started carrying Hickenlooper’s biography, Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics, co-authored with former 5280 writer Max Potter.

Politicians usually write books when they’re hoping to be tapped for national office, and the release of his tome just happens to coincide with the end of Democratic primary season and the Democratic National Convention right around the corner.

Along with the book release, the Guv is on a book tour – not in Colorado, but around the nation.

Monday, in New York, Hickenlooper chatted with Gayle King on CBS This Morning. That night, on Late Night with Seth Myers, he quaffed a beer specially-crafted for the book by Wynkoop Brewery, a brewpub he once co-owned.

With King, he discussed vice-presidential aspirations, telling the host, “I have the best job in the world. I think that [vice presidential nominee] is a very long list and I think that I’m down towards the bottom, so… that’s not the point of contention or a point of real discussion.”

Hickenlooper will sign copies of Opposite of Woe at the Wynkoop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, though it comes with a price: Tickets are $30 and available only at Tattered Cover locations. Proceeds to go to an unnamed charity. The ticket does get you a copy of the book. 

Photo credit: CBS This Morning on Facebook

has been a political journalist since 1998. She covered the state capitol for the Silver & Gold Record from 1998 to 2009 and for The Colorado Statesman in 2010-11 and 2013-14. Since 2010 she also has covered the General Assembly for newspapers in northeastern Colorado. She was recognized with awards from the Colorado Press Association for feature writing and informational graphics for her work with the Statesman in 2012.