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July 11, 2013 / jimnv

Sandoval the Quitter

A few years ago, when Sandoval became governor I said he would eventually quit his job to run for some other position. Then is now.

Recently, Sandoval said he will run for a second term, and it is very likely he will win. During this announcement, he refused to say whether he will quit in his second term. Let’s end the speculation on this… he is a quitter, and he will leave his post as Governor in his second term when a new opportunity arises. That is the way he is. He wants to be a U.S. Senator and will probably challenge Harry Reid.

In the late 1990s, Sandoval quit his state Assemblyman position to become a member of the Gaming Commission. After becoming its Chairman, he left that post to run for attorney general in 2000. He won the election and left it in 2000 to become a federal judge. Then he left his judgeship to run for Governor in 2010.

This is a clear pattern. Past behavior predicts future behavior.

Sandoval never stays in one job for long so what does say about his commitment to the position? For me, it says he is only interested in himself.

An unengaged Governor has no plan other than getting through another year or legislative session. That is why he favored mining and gaming interests over those of Nevadans. It was easy to do and campaign money flowed to him. His first term as Governor has been very good for mining and gaming at the expense of state employees.

For Sandoval, state employees are just an irritant to be dealt with harshly if they step out of line. Making state employees pay to balance the budget has left every employee with less income, higher health insurance premiums and fewer benefits. He doesn’t care.

Why vote for Sandoval again? He is a narcissist and a quitter. Plus, his commitment to state employees has been weak… it has been more for show than substance. Let’s see what someone else can do as governor.

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  1. agent provocateur / Jul 15 2013 9:42 am

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch and commented:
    Please see https://nvemployees.wordpress.com for a ton of good stories.

  2. Sophie Pennington / Jul 14 2013 4:54 am

    Why vote for Sandoval again? He is a narcissist and a quitter. Plus, his commitment to state employees has been weak… it has been more for show than substance. Let’s see what someone else can do as governor.

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