(Senate hopeful loses his license – OWH – 3/26/08.)
After getting his sixth traffic ticket in twenty-two months, Kleeb can’t get his license back until September at the earliest.
And this is all pretty bone-headed too. Every candidate for a major office has someone drive him or her around. The candidate is usually on the phone, sleeping, reading or thinking about the latest poll, fundraiser or speech. They shouldn’t be driving.
Anyone that thinks this makes Kleeb more of an “ordinary Joe” for driving himself is dopey as well. It’s a danger to himself, a danger to others and a danger to the campaign. Kleeb has had enough professionals around him, including his wife, that someone should have straightened this out long ago.
We don’t know if this is a trend in Kleeb’s campaign or not. He has a website up with nary a position-paper or issue on it. His campaign couldn’t respond to a simple request for his position on the top issue in America today (Iraq). And then they’ve sucked up the bad press for at least a few days (and counting) by not being able to commit to a debate with a very real opponent.
Kleeb has been living it up as the national glamour boy for a race he lost to a not-exactly overpowering opponent, Adrian Smith. And now his campaign, which never really ended after 2006, is still pulling bush-league moves.