Remember the book of Mad-Libs that your mom would give you for those long car rides to your aunt’s house? Well, apparently someone has been handing those out to the various newspaper editorial boards across the state. Here’s one for your write your own editorial:
We here at (name of Nebraska newspaper) are (exclamatory verb, past tense) at the (really mean adjective) ads in the United States Senate campaign between Ben Nelson and Pete Ricketts. When there is (serious world issue), (very serious world issue), and (very, very serious world issue – that newspaper recently editorialized about), all the Ricketts and Nelson campaigns want to talk about is (whatever the campaigns are talking about).
It’s time that Nelson and Ricketts realize that they are running for a (high-falutin’ modifier) office and Nebraskans deserve a (same high-falutin’ modifier – so the two idea agree) debate on the issues. We suggest that both sides end the (word other than “negative” – since it’s overused) attacks and stop throwing (mucky substance) at each other so that Nebraskans can hear a debate about issues that are (happy modifier) to them.
And just so Leavenworth Street doesn’t get accused of doing nothing while the campaigns drag in the Dog Days, here, for your weekend delight, is a Separated at Birth!
Lee Terry and a Democrat/Nelson Hooligan!