Gibbons Gets a Sugar Daddy

We don’t think it’s coincidental that former Gov. Jim Gibbons got a job with a mining company the same week that highlighted our very own Bellagio as one of its top Sugar Dating Hot Spots nationwide. It was brilliant cosmic commentary.

While Gibbons may not have sealed the deal in a room at the Bellagio, he certainly found his sugar daddy while working the deep pockets of Nevada. When he was governor, the mining-tax audit system somehow lapsed, leaving the scantly taxed industry that sucks money out of Nevada’s ground all the more free to suck.

Gibbons is a graduate of the University of Nevada’s Mackay School of Mines, the onetime co-chairman of the Congressional Mining Caucus and the former chief policy leader in a state where some of the richest mines in the world contribute precious little to the state kitty. And now he’s employed by Canada-based International Enexpo, where he will advise the company “on decisions related to projects, land and permitting, and financing,” including exploration projects in Nevada.

And he didn’t even have to wear a short skirt.