(Chuck Muth) – The Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu once said, “Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”
And when it comes to the 2023 session of the Nevada Legislature and Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo, two of the biggest mouths on the right who are trash-talking the guv are Republican National Committeewoman Sigal Chattah and Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Victor Joecks.
Guess which camp they fall into.
Now, I haven’t weighed in much on the fuster-clucked final days of the session yet because, frankly, I didn’t know. I’ve been on a daddy-daughter road trip adventure with Jenna up in the Rockies this past week with spotty, at best, cell and internet service.
But I arrived in Carson City yesterday and am starting to get the lay of the land.
In fact, Jenna and I had dinner last night with Gov. Lombardo and his Legislative Director, Madeline Burak – who I hadn’t met before and was an absolute pleasure to talk with.
And just to show what a small world it is, especially in Nevada’s capital, reporters Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels of the Nevada Independent were seated right next to us with their new baby. Small world, indeed.
Now here’s the thing, and I know many of you aren’t gonna wanna hear it…
In order to learn what really happened – especially as it relates to Opportunity Scholarships, budget vetoes, the tranny bill, and the A’s stadium – most of our dinner conversation was understood to be confidential.
And if I don’t keep confidential information confidential, I won’t be trusted with confidential information. That’s just the way it is.
But here’s what I *can* tell you…
Chattah and Joecks don’t know what the hell they’re talking about because no one in the know trusts or will talk to them. That’s just the way it is.
I can also tell you this…
While the racist Democrats cut some funding out of the Opportunity Scholarship program for low-income minority children, wheels are in motion to replace that money from other sources. And when I’m able to share that information with you, I will.
Now, this is not to say the governor and I are gonna agree on everything once I fully understand what happened and why on many of these bills and issues. I still don’t know all the details and explanations. I’ll continue learning about them in the coming days before getting back to Vegas before writing about them.
But any disagreements the guv and I may or may not have will be discussed privately. Because I’m not prepared to “pull a Chattah” and throw under the bus the only person we have right now standing between us and Nevada being totally californicated.
That’s just the way it is.
So go ahead and call me a sell-out. Go ahead and call me a RINO. In the immortal words of my late friend Herman Cain, I does not care. And the “unsubscribe” button can be found below.
Joe Lombardo isn’t the problem. The Democrats who currently completely control the Legislature – and who ran circles around legislative Republicans (again) this session – are. And I’m laser-focused on changing that dynamic at the polls next year.
So is the governor.
We “strategerized” about that a little last night. And when the time’s right, I’ll share with you some of the things being put in place to begin the process of not only electing more Republicans next year, but some better ones.
As well as building a farm team of candidates in lower offices throughout the state who, in the future, won’t blow winnable races the way Chattah did last year in helping to re-elect Democrat Attorney General A.Ron Ford.
But before we get around to that, the governor has until midnight tonight to either sign or veto a slew of Democrat bills still sitting on his desk.
And as a reminder, the record number of vetoes is 48…set by Jim Gibbons, the most conservative governor Nevada has had in decades and Father of the Gibbons Tax Restraint Initiative.
Let me just predict that record is about to be shattered.
OK, I’m outta here. This winter’s record snowfall should mean some pretty spectacular waterfalls over at Lake Tahoe and Jenna and I are picking up her friend Lulu to go see ‘em this afternoon before heading down to Minden for tonight’s “Beatles” concert in the park.
Then a good night’s sleep before going to Adam Laxalt’s Basque Fry in Gardnerville with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tomorrow. Hasta la vista, baby.
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- Picking the wrong time
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- Picking unnecessary fights with the media
- Picking door-knocking over fundraising
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“Without Gov. Lombardo in Carson City, Nevada would be sliding closer toward one-party rule, like California.” – Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial
Mr. Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, publisher of Nevada News & Views, and founder of CampaignDoctor.com. You can sign up for his conservative, Nevada-focused e-newsletter at MuthsTruths.com. His views are his own.