However, on the front page of the daily newspaper, Sunday’s edition, one article and also one columnist’s opinion proved the Las Vegas Tribune to be right again.
For the last few years the weekly Las Vegas Tribune has been questioning the true political affiliation of the Nevada Governor and
has even nicknamed Brian Sandoval “the RINO Governor.” In last Sunday’s edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the
newspaper’s Ace columnist, John L. Smith, asked the key question about the party affiliation of the popular Governor: “Is Sandoval a Republican?”
In his Sunday column, Smith responded to a question that many were asking during all last year by writing “At least we now know why the Democrats didn’t recruit a substantial candidate against Gov. Brian Sandoval in the last election.”
It is not a secret that this newspaper considers Governor Sandoval the stepchild of the powerful former majority leader, Harry Reid; almost every position that Sandoval has held had Reid’s signature behind it, even if he (Sandoval) never finished his terms, including a life term position as a federal judge.
Right after the Republicans took over the Nevada Senate as well as the Assembly, and Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore was selected to be the Majority Leader, together with Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman, they were appointed to the taxation committee, but were later dismissed and replaced with two males, who may be close to Sandoval and willing to support Sandoval’s tax increase.
In its December 31st editorial, the Las Vegas Tribune wrote: “Governor Brian Sandoval has a plan to raise taxes — something that he assured us he was not going to do — but by having a person like Michelle Fiore as Chairman of the Taxation Committee and as a Majority Leader, she could stop the governor’s plan to raise taxes.
So what should be done? Have the current Assemblywoman removed as chairman and as the majority leader, discrediting her along the way.
The newspaper ended its editorial with, “Who would be better to deal with taxes than those who have lived, dealt with and experienced tax problems? Only those who have faced that dilemma and are still able to sit down and reason with their accusers and keep their business open, employing people that otherwise would be joining the long list of unemployment collectors.”
Sandoval proposed to raise taxes to give more money to education, but with all the millions the Nevada education is getting now, and we are still at the bottom of the list nationwide, most likely by giving more money to Nevada education, we will push the state education level even further down and the people of Nevada will still be given no explanation or answer as to where the money went.
The wire-tapping article was another that proved that the Las Vegas Tribune is not and hasn’t been far off as to how the government works and operates at all different levels of government.
For years the newspaper has maintained that the police in Clark County operate freely to do whatever they like with the blessing of the prosecutor’s office and the jurists that are too afraid to step in.
The newspaper has spelled it out very clear during the last five police administrations; they place the wiretap, listen all they want and then go get an order for the wiretap.
The police don’t need an excuse to make a traffic stop; if they don’t have an excuse but want to make a traffic stop, they create an excuse in order to make that traffic stop.
Coincidentally, all three judges mentioned in the Sunday Las Vegas Review-Journal are clients of controversial campaign manager David Thomas; in fact one of those judges, Nancy Alf, is his wife.
In the meantime, the newspaper maintains that the more objective the affected group of its articles, the better they make the newspaper look and the more proud they are to carry these objectives and hold on to them as a badge of honor.
The Las Vegas Tribune emphasizes that the newspaper is not anti-police; neither is it anti-government; the newspaper is an
anti-corruption, anti-abuse and anti-dictatorships publication serving the community that has been forced to have only one voice.