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September 1, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Sandoval shows bad judgment

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It is difficult to imagine how bad Gov. Brian Sandoval’s judgment is, from endorsing Texas Gov. Rick Perry for president to appointing Dean Heller to the Senate, which ended up costing more than $500,000 for a special election to fill Heller’s House seat. All so that the appointed one could vote against Medicare in both chambers and vote the wrong way on taxes twice. Thank God the governor isn’t an air traffic controller.

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  1. Thank goodness it's not Rory Reid.

    CarmineD

  2. Governors of both political parties 'move up' people of their own party, that will be a reliable vote for their party when the opportunity arises. They pay no attention to what an election to fill the vacant seat will cost. Complaining, like Mr. Gorgan does, only when the party you don't agree with does it, doesn't really 'move the needle' on this stuff.

    Michael

  3. Good points in your letter, Mr. Gorgan.

    Add another to the calamity that is Governor Sandoval.

    When recently asked about Romney's stance on the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP), he blew it off and basically said he didn't know.

    But he does. It's just he doesn't want to be at odds with Romney.

    As a refresher, back during the South Carolina Tea/Republican Party primaries, Romney was asked by Governor Haley what he would do about YMP, and if it would be opened to ship all South Carolina's nuclear waste garbage there for storage.

    Romney told her he would do his best to open YMP if he is voted in as President of the United States of America. In essence, he stated that he would be more than happy to turn all of Southern Nevada into a nuclear cesspool and atomic garbage dump.

    But now Governor Sandoval has developed "Romnesia" and can't remember this stuff.

    And this Governor, along with his Lieutenant Governor, appears on stage with Romney and Trump. RIGHT AFTER Trump comes out full birther, spouting more of that nonsense that Trump does. Sorry, Sandoval, but it's guilt by association. You may not agree with Trump's ideals, but you have absolutely no qualms about showing up on stage with that crazy rich guy. That makes you a birther too. Because you don't stand up for what's right. You chose to stand on the side of lies and propaganda. That says alot about your character.

    I just hope people wake up and realize that not only is Sandoval weak as a politician, but he is heavily ideological, mixed with treating the Governorship as a sideline gig. His real employment is with the lobby/law firm Jones Vargas. It has to be the truth because Sandoval runs interference for the mining corporations here in Nevada, who dig stuff out of the ground and not only don't pay their fair share of taxes on it, but they take the results OUT of Nevada. Hell, they even take it out of the country (Canada).

    I just hope the good people of Nevada wake up and vote this guy out for someone better. I know I will.

  4. Politics in America is inherently fraudulent. Our governor is a participant of the system. Saying and doing depending on the political demand from special interest with the most money---the power in politics. Every so often the truth is squeezed out by accident and then attacked liked an invading alien.

    In today's political world, the American people are viewing politics in a totally different light. Governors like Sandoval are tolerated, and in many cases accepted, no matter the degree of productivity.

    Americans have accepted politicians will lie, and politicians know they can lie, without a real challenge from the voters. The politicians change the message depending on what the audience wants to hear. Dean Heller was next on the list of political appointees. That one big reason why he was selected by governor Sandoval. In addition extending power to the Republican Party.