Happy Winter everyone.
We start your frozen day with a Separated at Birth dilemma. What to do about Councilman and Mayoral candidate Jim Vokal?
Jim Vokal and wide-eyed actor J.P. Manoux…
But Manoux’s noggin didn’t quite work. So we took the only logical route…
Jim Vokal and Rosenbaum/Manoux!
Lots of back and forth regarding the aforementioned Vokal’s proposals lately. His police auditor plan is getting reviewed by many (and who made the UNO prof auditor queen-bee?).
And then there is his fairly extensive plan for the city budget.
Now putting out such a detailed document is a fairly risky political move. On the one hand you can be seen as a go-getter and planner for the city. On the other hand, you’re setting out all of your specific proposals for specific criticism. But, that comes with the territory.
So we found Councilman and also Mayor candidate Jim Suttle’s reaction very…curious:
I think it is out of place we have one Mayor and we have to re-enforce what the Mayor is going so the council needs be in lockstep with the Mayor and let him and his department heads do their jobs. (emphasis added)
So let us get this straight: Suttle doesn’t think a City Councilman should make suggestions on how his constituents’ tax dollars should be spent? What is he, a potted plant? Suttle thinks he should just sit back and go along with whatever the Mayor says? Really???
Well then look for Councilman Kookypants to propose, along with his Papal Toboggan run, eliminating the City Council all together. If they’re just going to be in “lock-step” with the Mayor, why bother giving them seats in the first place?
And finally we see that former Nebraskan, New Yorker Cosmic Bob Kerrey is making even more news.
After the no-confidence vote from his faculty at the New School University in Greenwich Village, Kerrey decided to take the bull by the horns and…start a blog.
You see, that’s what all those crazy-kids are into these days — web logging, Face Booking, Twittering — you know, internet stuff.
And his first post was entitled, “My First Post”. (Why didn’t WE think of that!)
But aside from all that, what really cracked us up is the aggressive use by Kerrey of his University title — “President”.
“Blogging with President Bob Kerrey”
“President Kerrey invites you to share your thoughts on the topic of the day”
My, Bob sure is an “Executive”. Is he also “Commander in Chief” of the campus police force? Will he be doing fire-side blogging? Does he ride to work on “Subway One”?
We all remember Kerrey’s run for President of the United States. Obviously, it wasn’t really the Oval Office that he wanted. He just wanted the stationery.