And now everyone is ‘fer it.
(And Senator Nellie reached down into his metaphor bag and pulled out “a skunk with a bow”. Because if he had said a “lipsticked pig” everyone would have gotten offended — and confused. Here’s one: It was a hairless Mexican rat, that you thought was actually a Chihuahua, so you voted for it. There, everyone’s clear now.)
Now Lee Terry is most likely for a House version. No word on Esch.
Mike Johanns was for it. And Scott Kleeb says he is “reluctantly” for it, because, dang it, he has a family now! A family! You hear that? NOT a bachelor playboy anymore! OK? Clear?
But frankly, we’d be happier if the House told the Senate, “No, but if you take out all the additional pork we’ll vote for it.”
We had this forwarded to us and it’s sort of amazing.
Check out this story, in the New York Times, from 1999:
In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other lenders.
Fannie Mae, the nation’s biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits.
In moving, even tentatively, into this new area of lending, Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk, which may not pose any difficulties during flush economic times. But the government-subsidized corporation may run into trouble in an economic downturn, prompting a government rescue similar to that of the savings and loan industry in the 1980’s. (Emphasis added).
You can read the whole thing here.
Could there have been a more prescient article? I would think you are going to see this quoted more and more in the near future.
And feel free to quote that second paragraph to your friends.
Rasmussen Reports is going to be updating its polling info on the Nebraska Senate race at 3pm (Central) and the Presidential race in Nebraska at 5pm today.
Unfortunately, we will most likely be away from the Leavenworth Street computer banks, and won’t be able to update.
Click there yourselves at 3 and 5, and feel free to talk it up.
And in case you’ve missed it, the Omaha Mayor’s race has kicked it up another notch.
Dan Goaley, formerly of Coldwell Banker, is now the President of the “Draft Jim Vokal Committe”, a/k/a “Run Jimmy Run!”, organized to “convince” Councilman Jim Vokal to run for Mayor.
You can see a little bit more at RunJimmyRun.org. And you may have already seen the billboards. (The billboards where it’s very difficult to read the candidate’s LAST NAME and we don’t know what office they’d like him to run for…)
On this note, the word also is that Scott Hazelrigg will not run for Mayor, but may be considering challenging Franklin Thomspon for his Council seat.
And it’s just a hunch, but if Vokal is in, we don’t see Dan Welch making the move. But who knows…
We will put up another open page for Veep Debate comments, right around the start time. Be sure to come back and blab it up.