Donald Trump and Sharron Angle? Christmastime for us columniators!
Just after I learned that The Donald will darken the Sparks Nugget this Thursday, I heard a scurrilous political rumor (is there any other kind?) that moonhowlers are pushing perennial pol Sharron Angle to enter the GOP primary to replace the departing Sen. Harry Reid, D-Searchlight.
Gomorrah South Congresscritter Joe Heck will no longer be a lock if the mercurial Mrs. Angle meanders in. Isn’t that special?
Presumptive Democratic nominee Catherine Cortez-Masto has been all but invisible in recent months. This may provide a goosing.
WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE is good for the Gansert. GOP state senate frontrunner Heidi Gansert is a likewise lackadaisical campaigner. I first broke the news that Gov. Sandoval’s former major domo would run to replace retiring Republican Sen. Greg Brower in the western Reno district.
At least one well-known Democrat is seriously scoping the race that could well decide which party controls the upper house in 2017.
NO RESPECT. If you Google “Trump Sparks visit,” you’ll learn that His Wonderfulness will speechify at the Nugget in Reno. Jeez, I didn’t know the tiny Nugget near the Reno arch at 233 N. Virginia Street could accommodate a Trumpian crowd.
Reminds me of the not-so-olden days when John Ascuaga advertised the Sparks Nugget location as the mythical East Reno.
Nonetheless, I hope the actual Reno Nugget schedules extra bartenders.
SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS. Last Saturday’s Reno-Sparks NAACP fundraising banquet at Circus Circus brought some surprises.
State Sen. Ruben Kihuen, D-Las Vegas, emceed after the scheduled host scratched. As they say in the movie biz, he’s box office gold.
The first immigrant ever to serve in the Nevada Legislature, he’s running for the south central Nevada/northern Clark County congressional seat considered the nation’s most likely 2016 Democratic pickup.
Honorees included longtime NAACP stalwarts Bill and Jane Moon. Attendees were understandably awestruck by their 63-year marriage.
AWARD WINNERS, TOO. After I picked up plaques for the event from Greenbrae Trophy, I stopped to get a key made at nearby Shelly’s Hardware. I’m happy to report that longtime former owner Bob Taylor, now apparently in better health, often visits after getting a haircut next door.
BOOKSMARTS AND SPAGHETTI. This Thursday, the Committee to Save the Duncan Community Library hosts a pasta feed for those willing to sign up as volunteers to preserve and expand the multi-purpose facility.
Twenty years ago, Darryl Feemster rallied former NFL players and local leaders to build the facility which has recently suffered recessionary budget cuts and threats of closure. (Public officials always cut services for the disabled and libraries first. Why?)
The Duncan Library serves the neighborhood in addition to the adjacent elementary school.
The event begins at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Evelyn Mount Community Center (the long-ago YWCA) at 1301 Valley Road. To attend and volunteer, RSVP at (775) 657-4600.
Be well. Raise hell. Esté bien. Haga infierno.
Andrew Barbano is a 47-year Nevadan and editor of NevadaLabor.com. E-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Barbwire by Barbano has originated in the Tribune since 1988.