Obama Has Lost the Mayor of Las Vegas

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"I gotta tell you this, everybody says I shouldn't say it, but I gotta tell you the way it is. This president is a real slow learner." —Las Vegas's Democrat turned Independent mayor, Oscar Goodman, responding to Obama's discouragement of irresponsible spending in the city for the second time in the past year [KTNV, Hill]