First, a little Separated at Birth for you on this waning summer day.
An old school, circa 1971, young, permed, Congressional staffer, Chuck Hagel and…
An old school, equally permed, Hasselhoff!
(Chuck says eat your heart out Scott Kleeb!)
While he gave a pretty definitive statement not long ago that he would not run for President, The Hill says that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg may still run. And of course, all of those who eat at the Palm in DC know what that means for the “Nebraska boy”, Chuck Hagel.
Couple that with the recent David Broder column about Hagel’s tidal influences, and that Unity ’08 thing may just happen yet…
The word on the Street is that Mike Johanns has hired a campaign manager.
There’s also word that Tony Raimondo been seen about town with Jim Dornan, a former campaign manger to Katherine Harris’s doomed Florida Senate campaign. Dornan made it in all the political rags (and blogs) dissing his former crazy boss. Hope Tony is sane enough for him.
And speaking of Raimondo, a Leavenworth Street reader and coffee-drinker recently spotted Raimondo slugging back some joe at a Starbucks in Lincoln with former Pete Ricketts campaign manger and current Jeff Fortenberry fund raiser Jessica Moenning. Maybe they’re both just fans of the Kenyan blend?
In any case, no word on Moenning’s plans, though way back in November of 2006 the word was that she was going to head things up for a Hal Daub campaign. She specifically denied that to Leavenworth Street back then.
And finally, Mike Fahey seems determined to build it to see if they will come down by the muddy Mo. We hope you enjoyed Rosenblatt. Buh-bye now! Of course Landow…I mean Fahey…has yet to say whether the firemen’s union will give him the ok to go ahead and build.