Kleeb appeared in the NTV newsroom for an interview regarding his political plans. Sporting a tan jacket over a black tee-shirt (yes, you read that correctly), Kleeb made the following statements:
Q: Are you considering a run for the U.S. Senate?
Kleeb: I would seriously consider an offer.
“Here Scott, we’d like you to be our Senator, do you accept?”
Has he been reading up on the “Divine Right of Kings” too much?
Of course, with the way Bob Kerrey planned on descending from New York City, maybe he has been mislead…
So beyond his response that it looks like he WILL get in the race after Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey takes his thirty days to say no, check out what he claimed next. In his best professorial voice he made this bald-faced assertion:
“People do forget this, that Chuck Hagel is the first Republican… almost 100 years now from George Norris to the present.”
Hmm, well, it seems that Mr. Kleeb has forgotten about just a few Republican Senators from Nebraska since George Norris. Here are the easy ones that nearly any Nebraskan who follows politics can name: Roman Hruska, Carl Curtis and Dave Karnes. Hear of those three?
Well, then since Norris, other than those three Republicans there have been an additional eight Republican Senators from Nebraska, giving us a grand total of eleven that Adjunct Professor Kleeb seems to have missed.
In any case, since Kleeb seems to be headed towards a statewide campaign (assuming he gets enough votes to win the Dem nomination – as opposed to just accepting it) we here at Leavenworth Street have one suggestion for Mr. Kleeb:
See if you can trade in that Yale diploma for one from the University of Nebraska. It seems they have better History and Poli Sci classes in Lincoln.