Obama can’t seem to keep that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” thing straight. He keeps forgetting that you have to GO to Vegas first and, instead, he is constantly deterring people from visiting the sin-alicious city.
“He has a real psychological hang up about the entertainment capitol of the world. An apology won’t be acceptable this time, I don’t know where his vendetta comes from but we’re not going to let him make his bones by lambasting Las Vegas, that’s why (the press) is here today.
“He didn’t learn his lesson the first time, but when he hurt our economy by his ill conceived rhetoric, we didn’t think it would happen again, but now that it has I want to assure you, when he comes I’ll do everything I can to give him the boot back to Washington and to visit his failures back there.
“I gotta tell you this, everybody says I shouldn’t say it, but I gotta tell you the way it is. This president is a real slow learner.”
I’d want to make him “America’s Mayor” for the slow learner line alone, but he went one better. From Fox News:
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said during a hastily called news conference that Obama is no friend to Las Vegas and would not be welcomed here if he visits. “I’ll do everything I can to give him the boot,” Goodman said
“He has to step up right away and say, you know, he wasn’t thinking,” Goodman said. “Sometimes when he’s not using his monitors and reading what he says, he doesn’t think. And this is one of those times he didn’t think, and he should straighten out the record because he’s been here, he knows Las Vegas is a great place.”
Mayor Goodman, you are made of awesome. Just like Vegas! (if you are looking for a spokeswoman who doesn’t, you know, totally diss your city, call me! )
Cross-posted at iowntheworld and Horowitz’s NewsReal