From today’s Nevada News & Views:
LETHAL WEAPON NO MORE
Harry Reid declared the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository dead…just before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave a “green light” to move forward with the final stage of the licensing process and dismissing a challenge to it by the state of Nevada.
Then Obama began running ads attacking John McCain on his pro-Yucca Mountain stance, figuring it would do electoral harm to the GOP nominee’s chances in Nevada…just before a new poll came out showing that less than one in four voters saying the Yucca Mountain issue would have a major influence on their votes. And 38 percent of them said the issue wouldn’t effect their vote one way or the other whatsoever.
It’s starting to look like the proverbial “third rail” of Nevada politics isn’t quite so lethal any longer.