Skip to comments.Las Vegas Mayor Goodman rejects Obama invitation
Posted on 02/19/2010 3:26:10 AM PST by Rennes Templar
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - Mayor Oscar Goodman refused an invitation to meet with President Obama who is in Las Vegas to host a town hall meeting. Mayor Goodman called President Obama a slow learner after he told Americans not to blow money on a weekend in Las Vegas if they were saving to put their kids through college.
"I've got other things to do quite frankly for my constituents here in Las Vegas who rely on me to do the right thing as a mayor," explained Mayor Goodman.
Mayor Goodman has more important things like attend budget meetings during a major shortfall than meet with President Barack Obama. That rejection comes even though he's invited by the White House.
"Were you surprised to get that invitation in light of comments you've made before and your opinion on him and what he says," asked Action News reporter Heather Klein.
"A little bit in the sense [that] I would think they would know that I would say I'm not coming," said Mayor Goodman.
They say time heals all wounds but not this time. Mayor Goodman is not backing down after the president used Las Vegas the example of where not to go if you're saving money.
This is strike two for the mayor.
"We are hurting, we have people in foreclosures, we have people having a hard time feeding their families and we can't stand to have a flippant statement made," said Mayor Goodman.
"I haven't heard an apology, I haven't heard a response, all I do is get invitations," Goodman went on to say.
Invitations Mayor Oscar Goodman respectfully or depending on your point of view, not so respectfully declines. The mayor says his presence isn't necessary, it's more protocol than anything else. However, he says all it will take is a simple phone call and he will be there ready to move on.
What do you think about Mayor Goodman rejecting to meet with President Obama? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
He should invite Obama to a casino.
No govt contracts for you!
Chicago vs Las Vegas, should be interesting.
The new Joe the Plumber.
Obama has lost Nevada, as has Reid.
You don’t have to gamble at all to see sights in Las Vegas. Obama is a dork.
He should invite Obama to a casino
Your correct, then they can have a Beer summit.
Well done, Mayor. I hope this makes more government officials think again before drinking the WH koolaid. IOW, FUBO!
More guts than the Republicans in Congress.
Add him to the list of America’s mayors...
Would have been better if the Mayor had told Obama to go _____(fill in the blank) himself.
Would the Bummer respond “no dice”?
I hope other politicians follow suit and do the same. Zero deserves no respect. If he wants to play Chicago politics, that’s what he should get in return.
Didn’t Nevada take a pass on hosting the democrat rat convention this year as well? Good trends coming from Nevada!
Mayor Goodman is a good man......
“There is no place better to have fun than Vegas, one of our country’s great destinations,” Obama said, but it wasn’t good enough for Goodman.
Goodman said with a smile that he might reconsider “If he calls me and he indicates that he’s going to rectify the situation - and buys me a martini.”
Should President Obama apologize to the mayor of Las Vegas?
The good mayor should with hold his cops. The course of action should be to make the Messiah know he is just not welcome.
Come to Vegas, bring your own security. We can’t afford you.
...as has the REIDS....I think RORY REID is NOT going to be Governor of Nevada!!