The lame duck Republican Governor of the State of Nevada, Jim Gibbons, got his revenge by naming Sue Lowden to State Board of Medical Examiners. Lowden, a former State Assemblywoman, ran for Harry Reid’s senate seat, but lost in the primaries to former Assemblywoman Sharron Angle.
During her campaign she ran on a peculiar idea, telling people they could barter with their doctors, coining the phrase ‘chickens for healthcare.’ She thought we were better off in olden times when one would trade a chicken for a cold or for painting a house. For Lowden, government-run Health Insurance was an unnecessary Socialistic program that no one needed or wanted. It is believed that this chicken debacle is what doomed her.
Gibbon’s didn’t win re-election this time. Polls showed he could not win, but the stubborn man embarrassed himself anyway. He was going through a divorce at the time and his wife, Dawn, a former Assemblywoman claimed he was having an extramarital affair. Also, charges were filed against him by a woman claiming he had sexually assaulted her in a parking garage. The claim was later dismissed.
Sue Lowden will replace Van Hefner, who resigned, effective immediately. Looks like old Jim Gibbons may have got the last laugh, though I’m still laughing about the chickens. What will she say next? The fun never stops in Nevada politics.Tweet