Colo. gov. accidentally calls lt. gov. 'sex star'


DENVER (AP) -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's flattering comments about Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia turned into a bit of a flub.

While introducing him at a childhood literacy event in Denver Wednesday, the governor mistakenly referred to Garcia as a "rising sex star."

Hickenlooper routinely introduces Garcia as a "rising star" and a "rock star" at public events. The Democrat immediately caught his slip that was caught by KOA radio and reported Thursday by The Denver Post ( ).

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 panned that it might go down as one of his most difficult press conferences.