New Mike Johanns ad, called “Time for Action” up. See it here:
It’s the first part that made us go, “Huh?”.
Johanns grabs a lock on a gate and says,
So…the policy is a gate and the policy is locked?
“This is what’s wrong with the economic policy we’ve got. It doesn’t stand up for working men and women.”
The policy is a lock and it’s not standing?
There are too many chains on the policy?
OK, apparently the deal is that he is standing in front of a closed business.
It is not the side of a school. Or a prison.
So…the economic policies cause businesses to close and that’s bad for working people.
In any case, the words and the images or the analogy or whatever don’t exactly work here.
And who else expected him to get one of those giant bolt cutters and cut right through the lock at the end? Huh? Show of hands? OK, that wouldn’t exactly be Johanns’s style for an ad, but you could see it happening right? (Though people might then be asking why he broke open the school — I mean closed business — fence, but I digress…)
But hey, is that Derek Jeter that Johanns is walking with in the spot?
With the Senate vote on the bank bailout coming, Johanns, and presumably Kleeb, will be asked their positions on the vote.
We said on the House vote that Kleeb said he would have voted “No”. But that wasn’t crystal clear in his statement. He didn’t like some provisions but still said something needed to be done. But he never really was nailed down on his position. (Imagine that!)
We will see if the press gets him to a position, beyond “present”, this time.
And Nebraska’s current Senators have both said that they will vote “Yes” on the Senate’s version of the bailout bill.
According to the OWH:
Senator Chuck Hagel said, he understands why Americans are upset about bailing out Wall Street and called on the country’s political leaders to do a better job explaining the situation.
Yeah, the country’s leaders should do a better job. Like, they should find someone, maybe from the Senate Banking Committee, to step up and do it.