By trying to soothe Las Vegas’ hurt feelings about some remarks he made recently, President Barack Obama outed his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, as a big fan of the gambling city.
“Now, before I go any further, let me set the record straight: I love Vegas,” Obama told a town hall meeting.
He had angered the mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman, by saying in New Hamsphire recently that, “You don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”
Goodman had been demanding an apology and said Obama needed to buy him a martini.
Campaigning for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Obama told a Las Vegas audience that his comment “doesn’t mean I don’t love Vegas.”