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Thursday, March 03, 2005

An unusual statement

The mayor of Las Vegas speaking to a group of 4th graders talked about his love of gin. Apparently he is well known for his affinity for gin, so much so that he was paid $100,000 to be a spokesman for a gin company.

Now comes the refreshing part, yes, you read that right: He donated half the money to a shelter and substance abuse agency and the other half to a private school. That, and when interviewed by the media about his statements, he stood by them. Very different from the denials, or excuses of the listeners misunderstandings that have become the norm for today's public figures when they are told by others that they spoke out of line.