Apparently TV network partisanship doesn’t take a vacation, even on a sunny afternoon on the Strip.
Several tourists expressed delight Tuesday upon spotting CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer strolling in front of The Venetian shortly before the network-hosted Las Vegas debate between Republican presidential candidates.
But one man simply shrugged.
"What do I care?" he said. "I’m a Fox guy."
Children’s author Jarrett Krosoczka received a key to the city of Henderson Tuesday night in recognition of his efforts to promote the city’s literacy program. "This opens every door, right?" the author asked of the key.
"It does open every door," replied Mayor Andy Hafen, "but there’s no money inside."
Southern Nevada Water Authority board member Steve Sisolak had questions Thursday about a company hired to study water quality at Lake Mead.
The answers he got included numerous references to computer modeling, water flow models and the like.
When he’d finally heard enough, fellow board member Tom Collins tried to move things along with a joke.
"They’re going to send some models here," he said of the company in question. "Could be good for tourism."
TWEET OF THE WEEK: @AlanChoate (former Review-Journal scribe Alan Choate, during the GOP debate) Perry: "Predator drones are being trained (in Nevada)." Sit! Roll over! Blow (expletive) up! Good boy.
BONUS TWEET: @GarrettNBCNews (NBC News election reporter Garrett Haake) Romney gets a big endorsement out of tonight’s debate. … Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton, said he came in for Perry, left for Mitt.
BONUS BONUS TWEET: @Mollyesque (one-time R-J scribe Molly Ball now writing for The Atlantic) OK, as former local journo, I have to go throw up now that someone has used the "what happens here…" Vegas cliché.