At one point or another in all of our lives we have been posed the question: What one item would you want to take with you to a desert island?
The motivation for asking such a thing typically ranges from innocent curiosity to some kind of perverse personality profiling. Regardless, all of us would no doubt put some thought into it, and decide on something like music or the like. However, I fear that far too few of us would have the foresight of one Mr. Oscar Goodman, the mayor of Las Vegas.
Mr. Goodman would bring…..
As much as you would like to think that we are, Ginandtacos.com is not making this up. Mr. Goodman is so adamant about his love for gin that he actually proclaimed to a classroom of schoolchildren (yes, this really happened) that
Mayor of Las Vegas kicking back at home with a glass of gin
Mr. Goodman responded to criticism by proclaiming that he did nothing more than tell the truth- beleiving that it would have been ridiculous for him to insinuate that he would bring anything other than gin. (a Teddy Bear or Bible were mentioned as non-viable dersert island gin alternatives.)
despite not wanting to take a teddy bear to a desert island one has been crafted to his likeness-complete with martini glass
The Mayor of Las Vegas's love of gin is no secret. He hosts regular "Martinis with the Mayor events" and is a sponsor of Bombay gin. (He was originally approached by Beefeater but Bombay out bid them). When asked by reporters after the incident if he has a drinking problem, Mayor Goodman responded:
"Oh, absolutely not. I love to drink"….then left the interview.
Despite the fact that there is no word as to the mayors opinions on tacos, I would like to stamp the ginandtacos.com seal of approval onto Mayor Oscar Goodman.