Oh. My. GOD!!! What a freakin' idiot!
I'm speaking, of course, about Nevada governor Jim Gibbons (Republican - DUH!), who is doing terribly in the polls (he's at 17% and, apparently, only about 17 % of REPUBLICANS will vote for him in the primaries). So, as his latest tactic, he's decided to attack to the White House and President Obama:
For weeks now, Gibbons has been attracting attention for lashing out at Obama after the Democratic president bluntly suggested to corporate executives receiving government aid: “You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas ... on the taxpayers’ dime.”Uh. Yeah. Jim? Remember how pissed off pretty much the entire friggin' country was at the corporations taking bailout money (from Bush, I might add) and then using said money to take the corporate executives on vacation to Las Vegas? Remember that? Hmm?
Claiming that Obama’s comment led to the cancellation of conferences, which harmed his state’s largest city, Gibbons blasted the president. “Obama stood for change,” the governor said, “but all he has done is brought negative economic change to Nevada.”
“Gov. Gibbons’ only concern is President Obama’s insult to Las Vegas and Nevada,” said Dan Burns, Gibbons’ press secretary. “I would hope that anyone would stand up for Nevada like Gov. Gibbons has stood up for Nevada and Las Vegas.”
So, you're blaming Obama for the corporations NOT using OUR money to spend in YOUR state? And THAT'S the platform on which you are basing your campaign?!
That's just pathetic. Here's hoping to see YOU out of office real soon...
For the full article about two governors (the other is Republican governor Rick Perry of Texas - big surprise there...), click here.