Jon Bruning has shifted his sites from Hagel and Iraq to Johanns and immigration. And Pat Flynn still has us confounded as to how the “In God We Trust” will rub off the edge of the dollar coins.
And as we move along, people are picking their teams. Here are a few things we’ve learned over the weekend:
Chuck Hagel has stated he’s picking Mike Johanns in the general election (with the “shock” being that this would be over his buddy Bob Kerrey). Jon Bruning has determined that this means Hagel is picking Johanns in the primary as well. Which is probably true, but Hagel hasn’t come out and said that.
And while party leader (and President) George W. Bush said he’d pick Johanns if Nebraskans do as well, former STATE party leader, and 2006 Senate candidate, David Kramer is now the “unofficial” spokesman for Mike Johanns. We wonder if Mike will get a word in edgewise.
A loyal Leavenworth Street reader and Husker-Ball St. ticket holder, saw E. Benjamin Nelson at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, and who was sitting right beside him, hoping that everyone saw him sitting with the Just for Men Senator? One Tony Raimondo.
Now we would venture that if you’re planning to make a run in the GOP primary, hoping to get your mug on Husker Vision sitting next to the state’s leading Democrat probably isn’t the way to go. So if Cosmic Bob is out, whose sideline will Raimondo chose?
We still don’t know what the tea-leaves say about New York’s favorite University President, but we see where the Omaha World Herald stands on him. When he decided to make a foray into Nebraska from his home in New York City over the weekend, the headlines looked like this:
Lincoln Journal Star: Kerrey coming to Nebraska; no announcement expected
“Bob Kerrey and his family returned to Nebraska Friday…”
The AP: Kerrey coming to Nebraska, but no announcement expected
“Bob Kerrey is coming to Omaha this weekend…”
But how does the OWH see it?
Kerrey heading home, still weighing political future
(Apparently Jake Thompson missed the part about Kerrey living NYC the past seven or so years, having his residence there, his family there, voting there and heading up a school there.)
An interesting post from Benedict, Nebraska blogger Brian Bresnahan of “High Plains Patriot”. Bresnahan is a former Marine and is part of a political group called “United For Our Troops and Their Mission”.
He spent time with the group on Capitol Hill and posted about his adventure of going door to door in the House and Senate and visiting with the Nebraska Congressional delegation (towards the end of the post). No matter how you feel about the Iraq issue, it’s an interesting read to see what it’s like meeting with MOC and their staff.