The children of Colfax Elementary school in Denver thought they were just going to hear their boring old Governor, John Hickenlooper, talk about reading. Instead, he made a hilarious blooper, introducing his Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia as a 'rising sex star' at a literacy event on Wednesday.

"Now I get to introduce that rising sex star—symbol. I mean symbol—not star," Hickenlooper stuttered as the children giggled and gasped. You can listen to it here, it's delightful. You can almost hear their childlike innocence shatter.

That's what you get for trying to make a lame dad joke, John Hickenlooper. [via The Denver Post]