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What Happens in Vegas - Is Often an Embarrassment

As if the major of Las Vegas weren't embarrassing enough in the past....

Mayor endorses gin to fourth graders

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman told a group of fourth graders on Monday that if he was marooned on a desert island the one thing he would want to have with him is a bottle of gin.

And when a student quizzed Goodman about his hobbies he replied that "drinking" was one of them, said Mackey Elementary School Principal Kamala Washington, who was present for the mayor's visit.

Goodman was unapologetic for his comments that came during his visit to the elementary school in North Las Vegas.

Goodman is a complete idiot who many complain was bought and paid for by the mob. He's been known to travel with his own personal Elvis impersonator and he has (had) a contract as a spokesman for Sapphire Gin. The guy is a loon but he does what the casino bosses tell him to.


Related Update The Vegas Democrats have found a sense of outrage... sorta

Nevada Democrats decry Gibbons' remarks

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Democrats are decrying remarks by U.S. Rep. Jim Gibbons condemning "tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, hippie, tie-dyed liberals" for their opposition to the war in Iraq.

Gibbons, a possible Republican contender for governor in 2006, made the remarks at a Lincoln Day dinner Friday in Elko, according to the Elko Daily Free Press.

While praising the efforts of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gibbons accused liberals, movie stars and song makers of "trying to divide this country."

"I say we tell those liberal, tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, hippie, tie-dyed liberals to go make their movies and their music and whine somewhere else," he said.

Extol the virtues of drinking gin to 4th graders and you get a pass... Tell the truth about liberals and you get all sorts of flack. Oh to be a Democrat.


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Comments (15)

Boy, he's really fallen har... (Below threshold)

Boy, he's really fallen hard since he ran OSI. Oh, wait that was Oscar Goldman. Never Mind.

Well, at least he didn't ta... (Below threshold)

Well, at least he didn't talk about getting lap dances from show girls

what a shame, to see people... (Below threshold)

what a shame, to see people as 'liberals' or 'not'... don't be another sheep

He forgot to add dirty or s... (Below threshold)

He forgot to add dirty or smelly in front of hippies. There are conservative hippies too, but they are digsusted enough by the French to not immitate them.

What a shame, to see people... (Below threshold)

What a shame, to see people as "sheep" or not. Don't be another macaque.

They were both having fun. ... (Below threshold)

They were both having fun. All the non-SouthPark conservatives need to get over their tight..."ness".

Goodman reminds me of Shake... (Below threshold)

Goodman reminds me of Shakes the Clown!

I only wish we could pick t... (Below threshold)

I only wish we could pick them out by looking hippie and wearing tie-dyed t-shirts. But they don't. They dress like us, speak like us.

THEY WALK AMONG US!!!! *shudders*

What's embarassing about te... (Below threshold)

What's embarassing about telling the truth? Vegas is as close as we've got to a Libertarian environment. People should always tell the truth as they see it.

what he said. Viva! (You ... (Below threshold)

what he said. Viva! (You uptight freepers.)

Outrageous. If Goodman wou... (Below threshold)

Outrageous. If Goodman would only listen to a few Jimmy Buffett ballads he would know that Gin is not the drink to bring on an island!

I've met Jim Gibbons. He's ... (Below threshold)

I've met Jim Gibbons. He's a solid guy.

Tequila, according to JB...... (Below threshold)

Tequila, according to JB...

I'd bring vodka... but if I were speaking to kids I'd probably explain it in terms of it's disinfectant and pain-killing properties.

The best part about the Gib... (Below threshold)

The best part about the Gibbons quote is that he probably got a standing ovation in Elko where he said it. They dislike hippies up there. There doesn't seem to be any audio or video of the event, as news organizations here have tried desperately to get their hands on anything. Plus, according to that paper, he also went so far as to say we should have bought them all a ticket to be human shields.

Can you say <a href="http:/... (Below threshold)

Can you say plagiarism?






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