Well, Nebraska politics has hit the bizarro level full force. First there’s a former Democrat (Johanns) as the juggernauted Republican Senate candidate. (OK, not that bizarre.) Then there’s the Democratic party scouring the ranks of Republicans for candidates at all levels. (A little more bizarre.) Then the likely Democrat Senate candidate was a Republican just six weeks ago. (Pretty bizarre.)
And now for the cats and dogs living together point, our sources tell us that Pat Flynn — the generally evangelical fringe GOP Senate candidate, who is basing his candidacy on his faith, and features churches and babies in the womb on his campaign website — has canned his campaign manager and has picked up as his new manager…
… a Democratic.
Nothing like completely ostracizing your “base” there, Pat.
Has there been a more bizarre year in Nebraska politics?
Next thing you know they’ll be talking about Ben Nelson for veep…
And it’s never to early to start talking about…2009!
As reported in the OWH and other places, Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey ended his state of the city (city of the state?) address on Tuesday saying that he’s looking forward to serving Omaha for a long time. Many assume this means he’s leaning hard at a re-election campaign.
This is probably bad news for the many challengers who would like the third floor office to themselves. Councilmen Jims Vokal and Suttle would both like the gig (though, at least Vokal says he is unlikely to challenge Fahey; Suttle, not a great friend of Fahey’s, maybe).
Then there’s the elephant who’s always in the room, Hal Daub.
Again, our sources say Daub is IN for the 2009 race.
Think the new CWS stadium won’t be a political football?
And we missed it a few weeks back, but we here on Leavenworth Street had our second birthday back on January 17th. So, ya know, happy birthday to us and all that. And we sincerely thank you for continuing to read the stuff we write.