A poll in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a self-described "newspaper," shows that Nevada Republicans are so dead-set on keeping Harry Reid's son out of the governor's office, they'll even nominate a tax-raising gay-loving illegal immigrant like Brian Sandoval just because he is what pathetic, revolting farce of a human being Jim Gibbons is not: electable.
Sandoval will probably beat Rory (reid) in a cakewalk.Then, as governor, he'll pander to ill-informed voters instead of leading them, and rather than at least trying to reverse Nevada's miserable downward spiral by finally taxing businesses that currently pay squat, he'll just allow Nevada's irreparable decay to continue apace, for politics. But that's not the sad part, because Rory has given every indication that he can be counted on to do exactly the same thing.
No, the sad part -- leaving aside for the moment the fact that we're screwed either way, and with apologies for reiterating this yet again -- is that the cynical establishment insiders and Republican numbnuts who elected Jim Gibbons governor in the first place are likely going to rid themselves of the sorry bastard in a primary instead of being burdened with the stench of his rotting, putrid political corpse all the way through the general election. No fair!
On the bright side (where the Gleaner is always looking), Sandoval's election would mean that we'd get at least four years of R-J comments like these (click on 'em to big 'em up):
Elect Sandoval, or deport him? "Real" Nevadans are torn!