CARSON CITY — Governor Jim Gibbons reacted angrily today to media reports of President Barack Obama making another derogatory comment about Las Vegas. If media reports are accurate, President Obama was quoted saying, “When times are tough, you tighten your belt. You don’t go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”
“I am stunned that this President is so thoughtless and so heartless when he says these things,” Governor Gibbons said, “Doesn’t President Obama know that thousands of families in Las Vegas are suffering because of his failed economic policies?”
“On top of that, how dare he insult any American city,” Gibbons said, “His comments are disgraceful and he should immediately apologize to the working families of Las Vegas.” Gibbons also noted that President Obama has no problem coming to Las Vegas to raise campaign cash for the Democratic Party, but insults the city when it fits the President’s agenda.
Governor Gibbons plans to write a letter to President Obama asking him to temper his comments about Las Vegas. “In this instance, President Obama could have said Atlantic City, or any of a number of American cities that have casinos, instead he again singled out Las Vegas,” Gibbons said, “A man in his position must be mindful of the power and influence of his comments, especially when he is making derogatory comments about an American city.”