During debate on a hazardous-waste bill, a witness testified that a University of Colorado employee dumped waste into the Boulder Reservoir.Har-har.
Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, jokingly asked whether the offender was controversial professor Ward Churchill, who was fired for what the university said was academic misconduct.
Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, quickly corrected his colleague.
"No," McNulty said, "Ward Churchill was the hazardous waste dumped in the reservoir."
McNulty admitted laughing at his own one-liner.