In a brilliant move to unsettle his opponents, especially the more sedentary ones who think anointments are still possible, Gibbons has decided to woo a constituency usually noted for their support of Democratic politicians: litigation lawyers.
Typically, Republicans, whose campaigns are heavily subsidized by hospitals, health insurance companies, and medical doctors, don’t like their Mortal Enemy, the ambulance chasing trial attorney, because he or she likes to file what Republicans tend to call “frivolous lawsuits” against the people who finance the Republicans.
A look back at Jim Gibbons’ voting record in Congress, shows how he feels, or rather, felt about such “frivolous” lawsuits:
- Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
- Voted YES on limiting attorney’s fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
- Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004) (ontheissues.com)
Boy howdy, how that’s changed! We all know how the Governor has pretty much single-handedly kept a skyscraper full of attorneys busy with the divorce, the Mazzeo mauling, the trepp-thing, etc.
But now he’s gone law suit wild, threatening to sue the Legislature for ignoring some of the worse legislative suggestions since the Patriot Act while trying to sue the Federal Government over the Health Care thing, which isn’t even a law yet so is a might difficult to bring suit over. (Sun,RJ)
Of course all this activity from the Guv is a shock to most everyone. Not only because the Governor hasn’t been particularly notable for activity of any kind–except with a cell phone–but because it’s A-Number-One nutty activity, too.
Still, our Gibbers ain’t really fooling anyone. What with the rabid wing-nuttery stuff that the teabaggers from Incline Village and environs eat up like jello fruit salad and the mind-boggling wooing of a Democratic core group, Gibbons is out doing the Nixon-crazy-president thing wherein he’s daring his opponents to think he won’t press the nuclear button! (Glean,Sun)
So just keep watching as Sandoval becomes a teabagger, whether he wants to or not.
Save your anointing oil for another time, Siggy. You won’t be using it this year!
Elsewhere: The Sport’s Pig Blog notes the successful divorce of the Governor with the following headline: NEVADA GOVERNOR JIM GIBBONS NOW FREE TO RESUME A LIFE OF DRUNKEN FORNICATION. Godspeed, Mr. Gibbons, if it will get you past the primary!
Note, too, that along with campaign finance reports coming in circa Friday, will be another report on the Gibbons Legal Defense Slush Fund. I can’t wait to see if any of the Incline Village crowd helped pay for the divorce!