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The Mis-Adventures of Li’l Nate

Some guy named Nathan Taylor wrote an email to legislative Republicans yesterday blasting me over my call for Gov. Gibbons to hand the keys to the Governor’s Mansion over to Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki.

Nathan who? Oh, wait.  I remember that little whelp.

I paid to send this wet-behind-the-ears, fresh-out-of-high-school Eddie Haskell wannabe to a professional Campaign Management School in Washington, DC, about a dozen years ago – something I’ve done for a number of Nevada GOP activists over the years.  But at the last minute, Li’l Nate apparently got butterflies in his belly over the thought of a sleep-over in our nation’s capital without his Teddy Bear, so he backed out of the trip and told me he already knew it all anyway.

I’d forgotten about Li’l Nate because he dropped out of sight a few years back and, well, he was never that relevant anyway. I think he used to hang out with Sen. Raggio’s ghost-writer, Joe Brezney.  Anyway, I wondered why the young whipper-snapper bowed out of politics and crawled back under his rock? 

Oh, wait, yeah, now I remember.  Thanks, Google!

“Nevada’s chapter of the Young Republicans has basically imploded, leaving its chairman with up to $25,000 in personal debt and allegations that he mishandled money,” reported Kirsten Searer back in July 2005. “All but three people have resigned from the statewide group, but the fallout could prove increasingly embarrassing to the entire state Republican Party. Today, the chairman of the group, Reno resident Nathan Taylor, plans to hold a press conference attacking three of the state’s party leaders – Sen. John Ensign, Rep. Jim Gibbons and Rep. Jon Porter.”

Seems Li’l Nate was for party infighting before he was against it.  How lucky for the governor to have Li’l Nate on his side, drinking the Kool-Aid.