First, a couple of Separated at Births, both suggested by intrepid Leavenworth Street readers, inspired by this week’s events:
Hard-nosed Democrat, Blagojevich and hard-nosed Democrat, former A.G. Janet Reno!
These days we’re getting a kick out of the number of hits here on Leavenworth Street based on the old pics we had up from the dust-up between 2nd District Rep. Lee Terry and Illinois Rep., and now notorious “Senate Candidate 5“, Jesse Jackson, Jr.
You may remember his Kung-Fu pics that we discovered, which quickly made their way around the web. Of course, now everyone is following up on JJJ to see what his latest moves are.
Notta mucho going on in the Omaha Mayor’s race, except lots of dialing for dollahs.
We will give a shout-out to the Hal Daub campaign for their top-notch web-site up. We really like the testimonial videos they have. They do a much better job of selling Hal, than simply having Hal or a narrator talk at you.
You’ve probably read about the no-confidence vote that former Nebraska Governor/Senator/Nebraskan, bridge-to-nowhere-builder, Bob Kerrey received from nearly entire tenured faculty at his New School University in Greenwich Village, New York.
Retiring Omaha City Councilman Dan Welch is still mulling over a run for the Mayor’s office. He has given himself 19 more days to make up his mind.
We also heard a rumor of one-more big name getting in, but at this point we still think and hear that it is so unlikely we’re not even going to mention it.
We’ll just say that if that person got in, it would turn the race on its head.
We’re still accepting noms for the Leavenworth Street Nebraska Politician of the Year!
Happy fighting-the-shopping-crowds weekend!