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FLASHPOINT for Jul 17, 2006

Bob Beers, the state senator running for governor, is unlikely to win the GOP primary. But he is far and away the funniest candidate. Maybe it's because he knows he will return to Carson City as a legislator even if he loses, but Beers can't help himself. Last week we saw a pair of trademark Beersian jabs at front-runner Jim Gibbons. He sent out a release about the evasive congressman suggesting debates "where each candidate could ask questions into a tape recorder and their opponent could respond either by tape or in person." And during a TASC forum, Beers criticized as "poorly constructed" the constitutional provision that restrains state taxation. Who wrote that provision? Jim Gibbons, of course.