Oscar Goodman for President
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman told a group of fourth graders on Monday that if he was marooned on a desert island the one thing he would want to have with him is a bottle of gin.
And when a student quizzed Goodman about his hobbies he replied that “drinking” was one of them, said Mackey Elementary School Principal Kemala Washington, who was present for the mayor’s visit.
Goodman was unapologetic for his comments that came during his visit to the elementary school in North Las Vegas.
“I’m the George Washington of mayors. I can’t tell a lie. If they didn’t want the answer the kid shouldn’t have asked the question,” Goodman said.
Goodman’s Wikipedia entry is pretty incredible: U. Penn-educated mob attorney, celebrity Playboy photographer, Bombay Sapphire pitchman – he’s literally done it all. He also makes a cameo appearance in Positively Fifth Street, a non-fiction account of the World Series of Poker I can’t recommend highly enough. That Esquire or some similar publication has yet to write the definitive profile of this guy is a sad commentary on the state of America’s magazine industry.