Ya gotta figure Chuck is going to surprise us with SOMETHING, right? Heck, otherwise he could just put out the proverbial press release, unless there’s something to say beyond what has been published everywhere. If he does have something to say, he better say it now, because after this, a lame duck Senator’s statements won’t get much airplay.
In Friday’s Washington Post, The Fix columnist Chris Cillizza’s wrote:
(Jon) Bruning may be urged to stand down by party leaders and wait his turn — he is still in his 30s — but may or may not choose to cut short a bid for Senate.
Uh Chris, that’s just not going to happen. And as much as we would suggest that Bruning tread lightly with Mike Johanns right now, we’re pretty sure that ship has sailed and we expect the AG to begin blasting away at the Ag Sec any day now.
Cillizza also said in Sunday’s Washington Post:
New School President, Cosmic Bob) Kerrey said in an e-mail Friday that he will wait a “respectful time” after Hagel’s announcement to make his own plans clear. Kerrey added: “I do not know what he is going to say and do not intend to comment on my plans before spending time reflecting on his service.” New York
Yuh-huh. Reflecting on Hagel’s service. THAT’s what he’ll be doing. Not “Figuring out if I can whoop Mike Johanns.” No, he’ll be pondering what Chuck’s been doing the last twelve years. That’ll be New Yawk speak for, “Yeah, I gotta make the rubes back in Nebraska think I’m all contemplating, and stuff….”
And if you’re keeping score at home, Saturday’s Omaha World Herald article about “the Odds” of each candidate in the race will be the third time, recently anyway, that the OWH has directly ripped off Leavenworth Street. We’re waiting for our check to arrive in the email any day now.