In Thursday’s Muth’s Truths (“Moderate Mike’s” War on Women) I made a serious factual error in reporting on Sen. “Moderate Mike” Roberson’s war on women/conservatives and I want to set the record straight and issue a sincere apology.
As Jerry Orbach said to Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, “When I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong.”
And I was wrong.
Although I always strive to be accurate, I have to admit I sometimes miss the mark. So after hearing that Moderate Mike, who apparently doesn’t take criticism very well, was hot under the collar over my blog post…insisting it wasn’t true…I did a little checking.
As you may recall, I wrote that Moderate Mike “sold his soul for 30 pieces of silver back in March when he hitched his wagon to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposal to once again raise taxes on Nevada’s families, car owners and businesses this year to the tune of $600 million.”
It turns out that’s not true…and, boy, do I have egg on my face!
After checking with numerous sources online, it turns out the proverbial “30 pieces of silver” these days is worth anywhere from $37 to $600 to $4,200…or maybe even as high as between $25,000 and $40,000 depending upon which historical definition of “pieces of silver” you adopt.
Regardless, we know from press reports that Moderate Mike sold out for FAR more than that. Newspaper reports set the figure of cash Gov. Sandoval sent his way at upwards of $800,000!
So I apologize to Sen. Roberson. He may have sold out the conservative movement, but unlike Judas or a common street walker, he didn’t come cheap.
Whew, I feel better.