#1: Las Vegas blackballing Obama?
"You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage," Obama said. "You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college. You prioritize. You make tough choices."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obama_las_vegasLas 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. "This president is a real slow learner."
Goodman said he thought Obama had a "psychological hang-up" of using Las Vegas as an example of excessive spending, and that this time, an apology wouldn't be enough.
I realize that places that rely heavily on tourism are often the hardest hit by recessions, but I really think that they are going overboard with this. I mean it's common sense, unless you are a mathematical genius or know one that can guarantee you a win...you really shouldn't take your college tuition money to Vegas.
Sure, he probably would have been better off sticking to just saying gambling, but the two are so synonymous that I'll bet that there would have been the same outrage from the same people.