Joe Jordan: Mr. Daub, do you have to give up your (Republican Party) committeeman’s job?
Jordan: But doesn’t part of that job entail recruiting candidates?
Daub: It does!
Jordan: So, how can you recruit candidates if you might be one?
Daub: It looks like we might have a lot of candidates, and there may be very little need to recruit in the Senate race.
This is nothing new for members of the press, but Jordan is certainly one who just luuuuvs to get a politician to slip up or contradict himself. And what does this serve? Well, nothing. Of course, it’s fairly hilarious that Daub POWNED Jordan (as the kids like to say) on this question.
But the Gotcha! Questions didn’t end there. We heard from someone in the back of the room (not positive who it was, so we won’t say), asking about Daub’s “Listening Tour”:
Reporter: I’m recalling 17-18 years ago, when you ran against incumbent Senator David Karnes. At that time, there wasn’t a listening tour where you just challenged the incumbent. What’s different now?
Daub: On the contrary, if you go back and look, I had been recruited to run for the Senate seat against the incumbent (Senator Zorinsky), and had actually done a statewide tour in the months of November and December before the Press Club Ball (at which Zorinsky collapsed and later died).
So now, back to Jordan:
Jordan: Mr. Bruning has a poll that says he beat you 55% to 18%. If it’s not wrong, how do you overcome that?
Daub: …I suppose someone could have asked Governor Heineman that question when he was told he was forty-one points behind one of his challengers in his race for Governor.
Finally, Jordan again looks to stir things up between Daub and Chuck Hagel:
Jordan: A couple of days ago Senator Hagel said the Republican Party had been hijacked in effect by extremists. You have a role in the Republican Party, do you agree?
Daub: I do not.
Daub: And that’s not to say anything disparaging. I think I know what he means, but I’m not sure, so I think you should talk to him about that. And I really don’t want to put words in his mouth and try to interpret what he means by it. I think he might be, over the next few weeks, finding some ways to elaborate on what he means by that, and I hope so. I’d certainly like to hear more about his views on that particular subject.
“The masterminds of the incessant O! campaign throughout Omaha have sued Shelton, Neb., manufacturer Patrick Keough in Douglas County District Court, saying he didn’t produce the O!s for which he was paid dough.”
(Omaha chamber, Bemis sue over missing O! sculptures – OWH – 5/17/07 – Italics added.)