We supported City Councilman Bob Beers in his cause against the stadium and learned to respect and admire him for his tenacity and hard work for what he believes is in the best interest of the community. We were happy and shared the satisfaction when he won the battle on placing the stadium item on the ballot.
However, the issue is now a dead issue and should not be used as a tool to mislead the voters in the June 7 election.
It seems like some campaign managers are working hard to keep the stadium issue in the spotlight for their own personal benefit and not for the betterment of Las Vegas residents.
That type of manipulation by campaign managers indirectly hurts both candidates in the mayoral race because it confuses and misleads the voters of Las Vegas.
Mayor Goodman, who leads the fight for the stadium, has told several radio talk show hosts that “there’s no reason to beat a dead horse” and yet has not shied away from bringing up the issue during interviews in the days after the stadium issue was defeated.
At least we think it was defeated — the NFL backed out and the issue became a non-issue — but no one knows if it would have been defeated if it was placed on the ballots. But what if it would have been placed on the ballot and the results were not as expected?
The people who vote in Las Vegas elections should not allow greedy campaign managers to play games with their votes and use the stadium issue as a campaign issue.
Let’s keep in mind that campaign managers make a good chunk of money; and in one case that we are aware of, “if their horse becomes the winner,” it costs the candidate an extra $4,600.00 to the campaign manager. We would love to see the tax returns of these campaign managers to see if they reported the extra bonus.
Again, to make it very clear to those who work so hard and don’t have time to follow the political games that campaign managers like to play, the stadium issue is no longer an issue — there is no need to keep talking about the stadium to manipulate the minds of those who exercise their right to vote, even if they are not fully informed.
“There is no need to keep beating a dead horse.”
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Laxalt lives up to expectations
Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt has been on the job less than ninety days. He was “independently elected” by the people of Nevada and has been going nonstop, working on issues that concern the people of our state.
After the arrest of a man on four felony counts of theft — from a person who was a senior at least 60 years old — Laxalt stated, “My office is committed to protect all Nevadans, especially seniors, who are targeted for fraud and abuse.” And Laxalt added, “We will continue to make sure those who steal hard-earned money from the most vulnerable in our society receive justice.”
After a man was prosecuted and found guilty of unemployment insurance fraud, Attorney General Laxalt stated, “Defrauding the state for benefits cannot be tolerated, and the AG’s office will aggressively prosecute individuals who endeavor to swindle hardworking taxpayers for their own gain.” Said Laxalt, “This attempt to defraud was particularly troubling because it was committed from behind bars — the very place this convict was sent to be reformed.”
Laxalt announced this week that the Washoe County Board of School Trustees and its presiding chair violated the Open Meeting Law. The attorney general’s office investigated a complaint filed by a citizen who had complained about her public comments being cut short prematurely.
Another important issue is the immigration bill that Attorney General Laxalt opposes and has not been shy in expressing his opposition to, even traveling to Washington D.C. to testify in front of a committee.
During his testimony, a member of the committee asked Attorney General Laxalt if he had taken the time to consult with other elected officials in Nevada before giving his testimony and Laxalt’s response was loud and clear. “With all my respect, Sir, I would like to remind you that I have been independently elected by Nevada voters and I don’t have to consult with anyone.”
Wow! Congratulations, Mr. Attorney General. You give the impression of being one hell of an Attorney General — strong, compassionate, and fair.
Most likely some day up ahead we may disagree with you on something, but for now, we are happy that we supported you. We are proud that our sister station, radiotribune.com, endorsed you in the last year election; and we believe that your grandfather, former Nevada Governor and former U.S. Senator for Nevada, Paul Laxalt, would have been as proud of you as we at Las Vegas Tribune are today.