Jim Esch will apparently be speaking to the Creighton University College Democrats on October 1st.
A flyer (provided by an observant L. St. reader) below, brags that Esch visited Afghanistan “to visit our troops and learn firsthand about the challenges they face there.”
Except that Esch didn’t visit any American troops.
Note the final line of the OWH article about Esch’s Afghan vacation:
Esch did not meet with staff at the U.S. Embassy or visit American troops.
Sort of crystal clear, eh?
The flyer also notes that Esch will talk about “his experience”. You might want to get there early, as this could be a short meeting…
Congressman Lee Terry and Esch will be debating at Creighton the following week, October 7th. We have been asked by a C.U. student if we would ask our readership for questions for the candidates.
If you have an intelligent question, add it in the comments section, or email it to Leavenworth Street (link above).
Try to keep it short. We are sure “gotcha” questions will be submitted, and those are fine. Just keep in mind that they are looking for actual questions that can be asked in a public forum…
Scott Kleeb is apparently ending his pub-crawl across liberal America. He has yelped in New York City that he loves, “Drinking Liberally!”. He has begged Chicagoans at the Billy Goat for money so that he can spend it in Nebraska in order to represent…well…you guess.
And then there are the San Franciscans who just can’t get over the fact that there is a someone from Nebraska near them. Not that they would ever actually GO to Nebraska, but you get the gist.
(And it still kills us that people are now actually pointing out a comparison to David Hasselhoff — originally based on our Separated at Birth. Uh, folks, IT WAS A JOKE. We were making fun of his Hoff-pose. It wasn’t a compliment…)
In any case, apparently in honor of his pub-money-grub, Kleeb has put up a web-only ad on his YouTube site, proclaiming that he and his supporters are “the 50 state strategy!” You know, the plan for Democrats like Obama to compete in every state.
(Well, except that Obama has now abandoned North Dakota. And Montana (didn’t they just have offices there?).)
But in any case, we found it interesting that the music used for Kleeb’s little video is “Closing Time” by Semisonic.
You’ve heard it before. The pertinent lyrics are:
Closing time, one last call for alcohol, so finish your whiskey or beer
Closing time, you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.