Cheap Seats: Polis’s Guesthouse is a Shed

May 15, 2014

Shots from Rep. Jared Polis’s self-directed documentary of a guesthouse at his Weld County vacation retreat.

Shots from Rep. Jared Polis’s self-directed documentary of a guesthouse at his Weld County vacation retreat.

“There’s no place like home,” Dorothy Gale once said, and no one knows that quite like Jared Polis.

Polis, the darling of Boulder who maintains a pied a terre in Weld County, seems not to know his private vacation getaway all too well.

Either that or he has a stronger fondness of convenience than truth. Odds lean to the former.

Polis said in a self-directed crockumentary attacking hydraulic fracturing that drilling on an adjoining property was oh-so close to the guesthouse on his Weld County property, threatening his calm and peace.

Funny thing though, Weld County officials have no record of his “guesthouse.”

However they are aware of a shed that looks suspiciously like the “guesthouse” depicted in Polis’ crockumentary.

Now maybe Polis likes to stick his guests in a shed. Or maybe it’s not really a shed and the rustic exterior is meant to mislead, and multimillionaire Jared Polis is trying to hold down his tax bill.

Polis has never met a tax he didn’t want to levy, but it seems that when it comes time to pay them, he’s never seen a tax he wouldn’t dodge.

Then there’s that credibility issue.

So, congressman, were you lying in the crockumentary when you said the shed was a “guesthouse?” Or, were you lying when you told the county assessor that your guesthouse was a shed?

Here’s a hint, congressman. The right answer to those questions does not involve the phrase, “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…”

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2 Responses to Cheap Seats: Polis’s Guesthouse is a Shed

  1. Brian McFarlane
    May 15, 2014 at 10:36 am

    When a person has to lie about something to make a point, it is an indication that there “point” isn’t a very good one. Polis’ shed is actually a fairly large garage that isn’t even used very often… that can be seen by looking at the dirt “driveway” next to it with weeds growing in it. I have seen 4 wheel drive trails that get used more. The drilling that was going on there last year was a temporary process like most all wells are done … now there is almost nothing where they were drilling. Polis had to greatly exaggerate (and lie about it) his acute situation in order to make it look like his “happiness” was being taken away. This is “par” for the course when it comes to the anti oil/gas/fracing community.

  2. Bob terry
    May 15, 2014 at 11:09 am

    It’s the “Elitist” Tough shed. You should all have realized that !!! Maybe Weld County needs to pay a visit and maybe “his Lordship”, needs to explain and be put on the hot seat.


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