Is Jim Gibbons a) more stupid than Lynette McDonald; b) less stupid than Lynette McDonald; c) as stupid as Lynette McDonald or d) just as dumb as a three pound can of rocks?
As my regular readers know, Gibbons was not my first choice for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. In fact, at one point in the primary campaign I suggested that he resembled Dina Titus without breasts.
Well, we who supported common sense for Governor lost on August 15 but, frankly, I wasn’t quite prepared to vote for Titus because, if she won, I would have to go to my grave knowing that I helped Nevada further down the road to socialism.
On the other hand, I’m not sure I want Gibbons’ Delta House buddies in the Governor’s Mansion either.
I have no question that last week’s "incident" at McCormick and Schmick’s between Gibbons and a local off duty cocktail waitress was a pathetic attempt on someone’s part to highlight what lightweights Gibbons and his gang of politico-zanies are.
And it worked.
The reality is that any Republican voter who has lived in Las Vegas for more than six months knows that a) McCormick and Schmick’s is not where an available gentleman or lady goes to announce their availability. In other words, it’s a fish market, not a meat market; b) even Jim Gibbons wouldn’t be stupid enough to hit on a cocktail waitress three weeks in front of an election; c) Sheriff Young and his predecessors have always showered big shots with a special interpretation of "just the facts maam"(more about that later); and d) Sig Rogich, Gibbons’ political Delta House brother would never let Brother Gibbons get himself into such a situation.
In short, it was almost the perfect storm.
What Gibbons IS guilty of is industrial strength stupidity for even being there in the first place. If that means we get Titus as Governor, we’ll just have to deal with it over the next four years because I have no intention of saying nice things about Gibbons just because he might (maybe) be more conservative than Titus.
Now to McDonald.
She’s a bigger RINO (Republican In Name Only) than Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn and I have no intention of supporting her, either.
It has come to light that her sleazy Arizona land deal not only came without the benefit of a down payment but without any payments until last August.
A friend of mine reminded me that I have done real estate deals like that, too.
The difference is that I wasn’t an elected public official who had just carried water for a real estate developer on the County Commission immediately prior to getting the deal. My friend also pointed out that the profit in the deal was "only" $22,000.
Well, that’s reminiscent of the kind of cash which Lance Malone was passing out prior to being found guilty by a Federal jury.
I really don’t care about the motivation of the problems McDonald now has.
If the unions are responsible, God Bless them. And if their candidate wins, well the Republicans should have clotheslined McDonald in the primary and then they would not be facing the loss of a seat on the County Commission.
I’m far more of an independent than a Republican. Ross Perot and Pat Choate have had their effect on me.
One final note:
If you think that Sheriff Young did the right thing and that the policy of coddling lightweight airbag big shots should continue at Metro, vote for Doug Gillespie and it will.
If you want a real Sheriff, vote for Jerry Airola who in addition to not sucking up to big shots also won’t try and take your guns away from you.