If you missed it, Kerrey wrote an op-ed for the New York Daily News (his home town newspaper) telling Democrat Presidential candidates they should appear on Don Imus’s new radio show when it is back on the air soon. (Seal of Approval – NY Daily News – 10/21/07)
Hmm, let’s give a comparison to this.
Nebraska Chancellor Perlman writes a piece in the Lincoln Journal Star saying:
Jon Bruning and Mike Johanns would be wise to appear on KFAB’s Tom Becka show, if they really want to reach West Omaha soccer moms.
It’s important for Lee Terry and Jeff Fortenberry to go on Z-92’s Todd n’ Tyler because they need to stay in touch with the aging-rocker vote.
Or is he looking for his own “Sister Soulja moment”? If you read the liberal blogs (and gawd help you if you do), you’ll see that they already turn their noses up at Kerrey. They despise him for being pro-war and pro-Joe Lieberman (and very frequently accuse him of being a Vietnam-war criminal –THEIR words). And now, they hate him even more for suggesting that their peeps should appear on the “racist” Don Imus show.
So by dissing the lib bloggers and their ilk, does Kerrey gain in the eyes of, say, the Nebraska Republican and independents? We doubt it, but you can bet that’s his hope. Lately we’ve seen him write that he’s pro Chuck Hagel, he’s pro Iraq war – though he says he wants to get out, and now he’s pro blogger-lib-hated-radio-host.
Does this mean he’s getting in the Nebraska Senate race then? Well, not yet.
Here’s what we think:
Kerrey may likely just sit and watch the Johanns-Bruning scrap until late February, and see if Bruning has a shot at beating Johanns. If Kerrey thinks it’s likely that Bruning could be the GOP nominee (who he thinks he can beat), he’ll jump in at the last minute. If it looks to be Johanns (who he doesn’t think he can beat), well, the Dems can nominate Kate Witek or whomever. They figure they wouldn’t win anyway. Kerrey’s their only hope.
Oh, and just for a few more kicks and giggles on Rockin’ Bob, check this out from the Wall Street Journal: A new book out went through the papers of former New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Those papers say that during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Kerrey called up President Bill Clinton and told him he should:
Kerrey responded regarding this:
“begin thinking about leaving the White House,” that he would be “healthier and happier” if he resigned; the only other choices were a plea bargain or mpeachment.
Wow. This is lost from my memory bank. Whatever conversation I had (and I won’t second guess the content of the Moynihan memo) it had to be more of a discussion of options than a recommendation. I would remember if I ecommended he do this.
And on the subject of recommending resignation…for those of you sports fans who only catch the online version of the OWH, here was the last line of Tom Shatel’s Sunday column entitled, “Callahan could do us all a favor”:
This is about to get ugly. There appears to be only one way for (Nebraska head coach Bill) Callahan to fix it. Resign.