Gov Gibbons Insults President In Press Release After Sending Polite Invitation

05/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Las Vegas Sun

On Tuesday, Gov. Jim Gibbons invited President Barack Obama to meet with him. In a polite letter, Gibbons said he understood Obama would be in town in May and that he hoped the president could find time to meet with the governor and various business leaders to talk about finding ways to help Nevada's ailing tourism economy.

That was the invite.

Then came the caustically written news release that Gibbons' office put out the same day that was about as inviting as a loaded bear trap.

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