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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 04:01 PM
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The Most Honest Politician in America is a Democrat
I wasn't aware of Oscar Goodman, mayor of Las Vegas, until this morning when I learned that the elementary-school teachers of Vegas are aghast that Hizzoner told a class of fourth-graders that not only was one of his hobbies "drinking," but that if he was stranded on a desert island, the one thing he'd want with him would be a bottle of gin.

Compare that to Our Great President George W. Bush, who would also want to have a bottle of gin with him on that island but who would tell the children he'd want a Bible.

So I went looking for the Honorable Mayor Goodman, who seems to have come from the East Coast to Vegas with $87 in his pocket back in the 1960s and used that money to become a very successful criminal defense attorney. He was re-elected in 2003 with 86 percent of the vote. He got 64 acres of land in the center city for the public without resorting to eminent domain, has led the revitalization of downtown...and he was instrumental in building the first Class A office built downtown in the last 20 years.

Oscar Goodman could be an entertaining choice for our 2008 presidential candidate. At least he wouldn't be a spineless wimp like a lot of the Democrats we've chosen.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 04:09 PM
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1. Howard Dean is honest, too
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 04:09 PM
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2. A straight shooter to be sure.
Edited on Fri Mar-04-05 04:16 PM by MidwestTransplant
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 04:12 PM
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3. How dare you? Bush doesn't drink gin.
He's more of a whiskey sort of guy.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 04:13 PM
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4. When asked if he had a drinking problem
he said, "No, I like to drink". :toast:
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 04:13 PM
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5. Mayor of Las Vegas to president would be quite a leap
but I'm glad he is an honest man.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 04:16 PM
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6. Bush went from do-nothing "governor" to president
That was a severe leap, seeing as how his only official duties were presenting the State of the State Address to the Lege and signing death warrants.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 04:18 PM
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8. Signing all those death warrants is hard work.
High risk of handcramps.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 04:16 PM
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7. Yeah. I'm not sure running the mayor of Sin City
would win a lot of red states...

Ahh well.
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