I am so tired of and frustrated by Nevada’s chosen governor — a guy so moronic that he doesn’t realize that sending 800+ text messages to his mistress on a state-owned cell phone (sometimes during key legislative meetings) makes those texts public record AND forces Nevadans to foot the bill!
The guy has never NOT been in a scandal or under investigation since BEFORE taking the governor’s office when he was accused of attempted sexual assault of Chrissy Mazzeo in a parking garage. So I’m hardly surprised when information from his mistresses came out in divorce court potentially tying him to some sort of intrigue involving gym bags full of cash being carried across state lines.
Last night during his State of the State, Gibbons used his office as the Governor to essentially give a candidate’s speech. He’s out of campaign money and his poll numbers are tanking. He talked about how much he’s awesome because Republicans are awesome and because he didn’t vote for taxes during the 2009 legislative session (which also had a record number of vetoes and a record number of veto-override votes).
Gibbons key points were:
- Republicans are the best
- I’m totally awesome
- I didn’t raise taxes
- Taxes are bad, mmkay?
Oh yeah, somewhere in the middle he threw in some ideas on how to meet the state’s $881-million deficit:
- Cut education funding and quit your whining about it: K-12 proposals have ranged from 10% to a staggering 22% cuts; higher ed as much as 22% (or, you know, the equivalent to shutting down CSN or the UNLV Law School)
- Close the state prison
- Lay off state workers
- Close state healthcare programs
- And, oh yeah, let’s start a gift certificate system whereby citizens can help pay for teacher’s salaries by donating to them through gift certificates. *scratches head* Isn’t that what taxes are for?
Excuse me while I go vomit.
Okay, if you don’t like this perhaps you can swing by the Grant Sawyer Building around 10:30 am today. The UNLV anti-budget-cuts rally will be heading over there to make their voices heard as part of a walk-out.
I am so sick of this guy! Frankly, it’s time that everyone in this state rallies behind the cause of voting Jim Gibbons out of office.