Goodbye and Good Riddance

I have written about the mayor of Las Vegas before, I have no love for the man. Frankly, to me, the man is an embarrasment to the city and he is a big reason that Vegas meetings and events took a hit after the AIG mess.

I wrote an article about him after he appeared at a White Sox Preseason game with “the girls” and a giant martini glass at the same time the President and congress were getting ready to filet anyone holding a meeting or event in “Sin City”.

This was the wrong image to send then and it is the wrong image to send now. Everyone knows that bad shit happens in Vegas, but you can also have fun and do some serious business. No need to highlight the chicks and the booze Mr. Mayor, really, we freaking get it.

His latest quote does him no favors and as he is want to do, the man always appears with a showgirl at all public appearances and this is how he describes them:

“They’re usually very bright, very statuesque, wearing plumage and a very skimpy, shall I say, outfit. They take my arm; they hold my gin.”

This is the man that is the face of the Las Vegas meetings industry. Luckily, for this great destination, he is outta here later this year, you can read more over at the post. I certainly hope that those in the Vegas Meetings and Events industry are breathing a sigh of relief.

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Keith is the Managing Partner of i3 Events but is most widely known as the outspoken publisher of the event industry blog PlannerWire. In addition to co-hosting the Bullet List and Event Tech Pull Up Podcasts, he has been featured in Plan Your Meetings, Associations Now, Convene, Event Solutions, and has appeared on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

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