Gibbons fires campaign adviser over first lady comment
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Gov. Jim Gibbons has fired his campaign adviser for comments that described the first lady as “window dressing.”
Gibbons on Wednesday said Robert Olmer’s comments earlier this week to a Reno newspaper were demeaning, sexist, do not reflect his own feelings.
Hours after a judge on Monday approved a divorce settlement between the governor and Dawn Gibbons, Olmer told the Reno Gazette-Journal that not having a first lady in the governor’s mansion wouldn’t be an issue, because any first lady “is to a large extent window dressing.”
The remark brought swift criticism from the governor, as well as many charitable organizations Dawn Gibbons has worked for in her role as first lady.