During that hagiographic year-end recap of the Gube’s atrocities over in the southern Nevada kittylitterbox-liner of record, Nevada State Governor and Flip-Flopper in Chief Jim Gibbons complained about the onus of his minuscule celebrity:
‘Gibbons said he enjoys most aspects of his 14- to 16-hour days as governor, but there is one element he does not like: life in a “fishbowl,” where every move and decision, public or private, is questioned and commented on by anyone with an opinion and access to the Internet.’ (RJ)
14 to 16 hours? Does that include those trips to Hawaii and Mexico?
Did you see what the Gube dislikes? Having his decisions questioned. Boy, that’d get my goat, too! Having all those unwashed Nevada citizens looking over your shoulder wondering what the Hell their elected officials were doing with their tax money. Dammit! Can’t you people leave your poor picked on Governor alone?
Course, I suppose if he didn’t want so much attention, he could stop issuing hourly press releases begging the press to crawl out to yet another mindless, staged media event. Or stop stuffing the taxpayer-funded state web-server with all those publicity shots of him and the first co-conspirator decorating the manse or attending a breast-feeding conference. Oh, look! A staffer has even taken state time to make some lovely calendars! (scroll to bottom)
Or, hey, if the Gube could get those budget numbers right the first time, he wouldn’t have to show up every week in the papes looking like he can’t do simple addition. With a spreadsheet. Managed by a staffer.
Unfortunately, the Governor and his taxpayer funded lawyers have been able to shut those pesky citizens out of the budget process now that a Carson City judge has taken the Gube’s arguments hook, line, and sinker, and decided not to let the public have a peek at how truly insane the process is for dealing with the budget crisis. (RGJ) Yup. Clouded up that fish bowl with piscine excrement, he did.
Who knew dealing with the school budget could be so kinky? All that belt-tightening and bludgeoning! (RJ) Reminds one a bit of that outing with Mazzeo, doesn’t it? Is there some kind of economic term for this approach to a state budget? The “Date Rape Model”, perhaps?
Lookee! As long as nobody else moves to Nevada, Mike Willden’s got Health and Human Services covered despite the cuts. (RJ) Mike won’t mind it, then, when the Gube shows up next week asking for 20%.
Hey Kids! Is there any bigger suckup on the board of regents than Ron Knecht? (NA)