Tysver reports that T.O. noted his appreciation for Bruning’s “loyalty” when he ran for Governor against sitting Governor Dave Heineman last year. We’re not real sure what that is supposed to mean (and we admit it is out of context, as we do not yet have a copy of the letter — in case anyone would like to forward it along). Bruning was loyal…to whom? Certainly not to the sitting Governor. We suppose he may have been “loyal” to T.O. when he decided to challenge Heineman, but we’re uncertain on what that loyalty is based. Maybe Bruning pledged his undying support at sometime in the past?
In any case, what this really comes down to is T.O.’s loyalty for Bruning’s support. Oh, and it also stems from the rusty steak knife T.O. feels Chuck Hagel jammed in his back when Hagel made an “early” endorsement of Heineman for Governor.
In case you’ve forgotten, T.O. sort of hemmed and hawed over his decision on whether or not he was going to run for Gov (sort of like another politician we know — see above to the right). At the time, Hagel made the command decision that he wasn’t going to wait for Osborne anymore, and went ahead and endorsed Heineman.
So…now that Hagel is the one who can’t seem to make up his mind, we have no doubt that Osborne felt he gave Hagel plenty of time before he joined the Bruning camp. Oh, and as for Tysver’s note that T.O.’s letter didn’t use the word “endorse”? Yeah, well…whatever.
Like Kevin Chapman said, it is what it is…