Dan Maes: Undercover superhero

From the You Must Be Kidding Files -- or is it the What Has Dan Maes Said This Time Files -- comes the story that Dan Maes' claims of having worked undercover for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation were, according to Maes, "taken too literally."

The Denver Post does a good job explaining the story (in part of their apparently never-ending quest to bury Mr. Maes): http://www.denverpost.com/technology/ci_15955549

I love this part of the story:

So was he really working "undercover"?

"Those comments might have been incorrect comments," Maes said.

Who wrote them on the website?

"Whoever typed it, typed it. That's all I've got to say," Maes said, before referring questions to his campaign spokesman.

Later, his spokesman, Nate Strauch, confirmed that Maes had written the comments.

And Airbus has gotten in on the fun as well with this image:

Maes has deleted the part of his web page where you can see his prior claims about serving undercover.  But I've recovered the page for your viewing pleasure. (Click HERE for full page, or see embedded doc below.) See the fifth page of the document (which says Page 4 on it) for the item on working undercover, as well as Maes' horrendous misspelling of Cory Voorhis' name.

Dan Maes might be right when he says that he never claimed to be a very successful business man -- though he sure didn't correct anyone when Maes' own words caused us to infer that.  But he did claim to have worked under cover for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, a claim which seems patently false.

Dan Maes remains Colorado's Republican Walter Mitty -- and Mr. Mitty will never be elected governor.  The Wikipedia entry on Walter Mitty has this discussion of the use of the term when it comes to the military; it seems a propos to law enforcement as well: "Also, there is a military slang term, 'Walt', which is an abbreviation of the name 'Walter Mitty', which refers to someone who has aspirations to become a soldier, but none of the necessary personal qualities. This slang can also refer to someone who poses as an (ex-)soldier but who isn't a soldier (serving or former), or who poses as something he isn't or wasn't; for example, regular army soldiers who pose as SAS troopers."  Or guys who served as cops for 2 years but claim to have been undercover agents, working in the Sopranos world of gambling and drugs, and being moved out of the job due to bravely posing a threat to people in power.  It's hard not to laugh out loud.

Dan Maes, please GET OUT of this race while there's still a chance to replace you with someone who can win.

  • airbus
    Comment from: airbus
    09/01/10 @ 01:22:02 pm

    The courts have ruled not to prosecute for stolen valor of a military award. Perhaps the courts will follow suit with police officers when we find Dan Maes may not have been actually awarded the "At a Boy" award in Liberal Kansas. The line where he says 'he is proud not to have been in any illegal activity' leads me to believe he may have been, leading to his dismissal as a police officer. That's like saying that when you were coaching the girls softball team, you didn't do anything inappropriate with the team members. It's ok Dan, I'm sure you will be welcome on the Mike Rosen show. It's just a shame you are the one holding the red cards!