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January 31, 2015

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If only Rogers had the gov’s cellular line

Sun Columnist: Jon Ralston

Jim Rogers, the chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, has complained that the governor never returns his calls.

Rogers now thinks it may be that Gov. Jim Gibbons has been too busy text-messaging a Reno woman.

“I think you have to understand she’s much better looking than I am,” Rogers said Wednesday. “She’s a lot younger than I am, and she has a hell of a better body than I’ve got. After you get past those attributes, what’s left?”

Seriously, Jim.

“His conduct is so outrageous, and so far out of left field, that anymore it’s just, what’s new? Nothing surprises me anymore.

“I don’t have any way to judge his thinking pattern by my thinking pattern or anybody else’s that I know. He has a set of rules that are his rules, and he seems to live by them, and it appears to me he’s not overly concerned by what anybody thinks. Nothing ever changes.”

When’s the last time you two talked on the phone?

“I’ve never gotten a phone call from him, not once, since he’s been governor. Well, once, I had a conversation with his office about changing a Cabinet meeting time. But I’ve never had a substantive conversation by telephone with him.”

How about text-messaging him?

“It seems to me I’d be better off if I could text him, but I don’t know how.”

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