And we can add to that: any office-holders in Clark County — or in the State of Nevada, for that matter — who think just because they are political figures, they are above the law.
The only difference between Illinois — where three governors are in prison at the same time — and Nevada is that most politicians in our state have not been caught as yet because they cover for each other.
Perhaps Dictionary.com should add to the definition of a politician the requirements for being one: must be a liar, a hypocrite, and have two faces.
Politicians have the ability to tell the constituents one thing and then do another.
Election time is when we see all the politicians everywhere; they attend every event, any parade and any demonstration regarding any issue, whether they agree with it or not.
One of our favorite politicians and the favorite of many people in the community, Steve Sisolak, the Chairman of the Clark County Commission, is one of those who has disappointed many constituents and also those of us at the Las Vegas Tribune who looked at him as a fresh and honest public office-holder and not as a politician.
Mr. Sisolak has been in our office at least twice in the last three years and has always been welcome in our humble radio station.
We have admired him for coming forward to defend the public in his district and in the county he represented as a whole, standing up before the firemen, and facing several other controversial issues, such as the “more cops tax.”
We were ready to back Steve Sisolak for governor if he would have decided to run, after we learned that the Nevada Attorney General has chosen to not run for that position.
Ironically, they both are Democrats and this newspaper has been accused of being a Republican newspaper. It is hard for some of our enemies to realize that we are neither a Democrat nor a Republican newspaper; we are a Nevadan newspaper.
We will defend and protect what is good for the people of Nevada regardless of the party affiliation or how much we like or don’t like the candidate in question.
When we needed to confront County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani about issues on which we disagreed, we have done so; and when someone with no qualifications had decided to run against her for a personal vendetta, we did not want to take the chance that a useless candidate could win her seat and so we defended her and proudly displayed her
political yard sign at our office and in some of our homes because we consider her a valuable public servant.
Oh, by the way, just for the record: it seems like Commissioner Giunchigliani, who has been in our office many times, is no longer allowed to be friends with the Las Vegas Tribune, and she — also for the record — does not return our telephone calls any more and does not advertise in this newspaper.
We believe that we do not need to agree with anyone or take any of their decisions for granted just because we like a candidate or not, and our loyalty to Commissioner Giunchigliani lasts only as long as she keeps doing the right things for her constituents.
We believe Mr. Sisolak has defrauded his constituents by crossing the line in the sheriff race because he has no business getting involved in any other race than his own, despite his personal feelings or ideas.
We realize that we live in an almost free country and that everyone has the right to chose any candidate they like, but we also believe that an elected official should not use his/her position and influence to sway people to the side of his/her own personal choice of candidate.
We were not surprised when commissioners Susan Brager and Mary Beth Scow did not show up to a radio interview planned with plenty of advance notice because we have never been close to either of them; but we still tell our readers and audience that they are the best candidates in this election and it did not change the opinion of anyone in our organization when they did not show up or call to tell us why.
We would like to take this opportunity to openly invite the Chairman of the Clark County Commission, Steve Sisolak, to our radio station to talk and discuss the reasoning behind his endorsement of Joe Lombardo, unless he is no longer allowed to visit our office.