Oh, how we wanted to believe former U.S. Sen. John Ensign. His silver hair spoke of experience, his fatherly demeanor calmed us, his spirituality … well, that was kind of creepy. Remember the talk of presidential aspirations? The next thing we knew, the Republican’s spiritual adviser had to call him at a motel—where Ensign was communing with his best friend’s wife—to tell him to put his pants on and go home. Oh, and that $96,000 “gift” to said buddy and promises of a job did not fill us with reverence. Like Momma always said, if something (or someone) seems too good to be true, it (or he) probably is.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products