Jared Polis at the State of the State address. Photo Credit: Timothy Hurst, Denver Gazette.

Jared Polis at the State of the State address. Photo Credit: Timothy Hurst, Denver Gazette.

Governor Jared Polis took the stage at the state Capitol in Denver, Colorado on Thursday to make his annual 'State of the State' address. A number of topics were addressed, including tragedies that took place in Colorado throughout 2021 and Polis' agenda to lift the economic burden on Coloradans, but the most memorable moment of the speech may have been when Polis broke out in song, shortly after referencing Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, and South Park.

"Just like 2021 was the year that Britney reclaimed her freedom and Taylor Swift reclaimed her music, it was also the year we began reclaiming what it means to live happy and healthy lives here in Colorado, even in the midst of tragedy – and this is the year we double down on that. Heck, even the beloved Colorado icon Casa Bonita is making a much-hoped-for comeback thanks to South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone. [...] The Pandemic has taken so much from us, but no more. As Taylor says, [Polis starts singing] "I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22, everything will be alright, because we know what we gotta do."

The crowd cheered on the mention of Casa Bonita, as well as Polis' attempt at impersonating Taylor Swift's singing. Polis met the cheers with a chuckle and grin.

Watch the clip below, which should start at 50 minutes in – where the quote above starts. Read more about the full address here.

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Okay why in the heck are we just finding this out now? I had no idea he was giving speech today! But then again we down here in Penrose, Colorado ever find out about anything until after the fact and this is how I found out! Thank goodness for OUTTHERECOLORADO! DoNot Vote Polis in again people! Thank you, Jess

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