Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Chosen One

in the (unlikely :-) event of a republican president -- even before the mccain claim -- the woman featured in the article, pat mulroy was/is highly touted to be the likely secretary of the interior.   how do we know her?   when my younger brother sean died last year in las vegas, she hosted the post-funeral party.   i didn't meet her, other than to thank her for hosting.  i didn't know who she was at the time, but came to be aware of her importance. you can read the article.  she has lots of political "juice".   we have a family photo taken on her pool patio.:,  there's a bigger photo in one of the links.

brother vince, who forwards this article, has since moved to LV, to keep an eye on things there. 

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From: Vince McGowan <>
Date: Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 2:53 PM

Thought you might be interested in this profile of Pat Mulroy in today's Las Vegas Sun (the liberal alternative to the Review-Journal, a real conservative 'rag'):


In this, the second in a 5-part series on the Southwest water woes, Mulroy is portrayed as 'Scarlett O'Hara', determined that Las Vegas would never be without water.  If there is an indictment of her tenure it might be this decision from the early 1990s:


"This was her "New Paradigm," and it went like this: With Mulroy at the water company and Bunker and a number of her staff on the river commission, Las Vegas would just keep building above and beyond the capacity of its river allocation.

It was a Las Vegas-sized dare. The logic: Defy the limits under Nevada's Colorado River allocation. Dare the six other states on the Colorado River, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and its overseer the Interior secretary to not give them more water."



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