Pulling on his Jeffersonian tights, Jon Ralston called for Jim Rogers, the rich guy running the higher ed system, to stop wasting printer cartridges sending love notes to the Gube and start funding the recall of Jim Gibbons. (Sun)
Some of the wingnut lobbyist crowd actually agree, thinking that a recall might unite the Republican party behind Gibbons, but mainly, I suspect, because it will generate money for wingnut lobbyists.
My guess, however, is that Rogers’ money would be better spent funding Buckley’s Gube election in 2010 when the tax-payer funded Gibbons’ recall will do the deed anyway. That gives Gibbons two more years to completely obliterate what’s left of the Nevada Republican party and the wingnut lobbyists who feed of its carcass.
Course, that might not necessarily be best for the state in the short term. We’ll have to endure two more years of non-leadership from the gube as we head into another legislature–where no long term solutions to Nevada’s problems will be forthcoming because the gube will make that impossible. He’ll be busy pandering to the 20/30-percenters from his base while struggling to wash the stains out of his latest gaffe.
Elsewhere: hey, do you remember that guy Richard Mason from the state equalization board who came to the defense of Jimbo and John Marvel after they strong armed an Elko tax assessor to help Jimbo dodge some taxes? Me neither. However, some folks have filed a complaint with the state Ethics commission to the effect that he had a conflict of interest in hearing a case on Incline Village property taxes:
A third member of the board, chairman Richard Mason, recently received
a decision from the Nevada Ethics Commission that he might be perceived
to have a financial interest in the outcome because he owns property
rights in the Incline Village area. (NLTB)
Two others on the board are subjects of a suit by Incline Village residents, so they can’t serve, either.
So, irony of beloved ironies, Incline Villagers will have to wait on the indolent work ethic of their own bought-and-paid-for governor Jim Gibbons to select new members of the board before any decision in their case can be made.
Good luck with that, fellers!