Why is this irritating? Because--as usual--the whole complaint is based on quotes that--in context--were never intended to be insulting to anybody. They're common sense--dare I say--conservative ideas that mention Las Vegas. Could they have helped damage the valley economy? Yes, possibly, inadvertently. But tell me this, should bailed-out banks be taking junkets to Las Vegas on the taxpayer dime? Should families trying to scrape by, take a trip here, and blow their wad? No and no. You could argue that it was inadvisable for a seasoned politician to single out an American City as an example, but when did that ever stop Republicans? "Chicago thug-style politics." "San Fran-sicko." And on, and on.
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Oscar Goodman toasts conventions with ‘No-Bama’ and ‘Romney’
The major political parties are meeting this week in Tampa, Fla., and next week in Charlotte, N.C., but at least one Las Vegas venue wants its patrons to be able to partake in the atmosphere of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions — at least in spirit. . .
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