Mayor Goodman reacts to NJ Governor's jab against Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Mayor Carolyn Goodman reacted on Wednesday to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's jab at visiting Las Vegas during the summer.
"There is no reason people should go to Las Vegas in the summer," Christie said during a news conference. "Why would you go to the middle of the desert in the summer? You'd have to be stupid to do that. Come to Atlantic City, where there's a beautiful beach, and gamble if you want to."
Here's what Mayor Goodman had to say in response:
"I know Governor Christie is a fabulous public servant who is always working to help his state. That said, if these comments are accurate, then we must disagree. A little heat with our state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, climate-controlled resorts, is certainly much more inviting than having to deal with some of the weather they have had to endure in New Jersey recently. We certainly wish those who have suffered through the hurricane, flooding and recent earthquake the best as they work to rebuild their lives. We wish the gaming industry nothing but the best in New Jersey, because many of the hotel-casino operators in Las Vegas also have a presence there.
"Las Vegas is nirvana," Goodman continued. "We are the world's top tourist destination with the best hotels, five-star restaurants, fabulous entertainment and incredible boutique shopping. We have beautiful weather year around for outdoor recreation at our parks and world-class golf courses. I invite the governor to join us in Las Vegas for a visit, I'm sure he'll have a great time and he won't have any worries because what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas."