Who's Jim Gibbons and Why Should I Care?
On Tuesday Congressman Jim Gibbons announced his plans to run for governor of Nevada. Why is this news on a site dedicated to Alabama politics? Just ask Beth Chapman.
At a Republican gathering in March Gibbons gave a red-meat, fire-breathing speech attacking liberals as the scourge of America's problems. The only problem was that our very own state Auditor Beth Chapman had given the very same speech in 2003 at a "Stand Up for America Rally". Gibbons was called on his plagiarism and made nice with Chapman in a phone call.
This story doesn't have much impact on Alabama politics, but it hopefully gives Nevada voters pause about electing Gibbons as governor. Plus, if Jim Gibbons starts attacking Nancy Worley we'll know where he's getting his material.
(Full text of original Chapman speech)