Jim Gibbons claims the scandals swirling around his administration are not distracting him from his job. But they seem to be distracting him from his sanity:
"I have heard that the Democrats have paid to have these Wall Street Journal articles written," Gibbons said. The Journal has reported that Gibbons is under investigation by the FBI for allegedly accepting unreported gifts or payments from a Reno company that was awarded secret military contracts when Gibbons was in the U.S. House.
Yes, Nevada Democrats are paying off reporters from the country's leading CONSERVATIVE newspaper to write stories about dear ol' Jim. Makes perfect sense. Did the Democrats also pay off the Alberto Gonzales-led Justice Department to open an investigation, too?
Gibbons has officially gone around the bend. His spokesperson tried valiantly to throw him a lifeline:
Gibbons spokeswoman Melissa Subbotin, asked whether the governor put any stock in the rumors, said, "I don't believe he has formulated an opinion on whether or not there's any merit to those comments or not."
"The governor was simply commenting on the fact that he has heard those rumors," Subbotin said.
But the following comment by Gibbons is a little hard to brush over that easily:
"When I met this guy, (WSJ reporter John R. Wilke), he was brought to Elko by the Dina Titus campaign and that is where I met him. So I don't know what his agenda is, but there is nothing there with any of these allegations."
Gibbons isn't saying this is a rumor. He's making a statement of fact. Seems like he buys into these outrageous rumors. Maybe he made them up himself.