Just a bunch of backtracking here.
First, John from Omaha sent in a pic from the Inauguration of one of our Congressman. After that, we decided to track the rest of them down.
There are a couple of high-resolution photo sources from that day — Gigapan
. Each provide shots from the Inauguration, though at a couple of different angles.
So first we give you Nebraska’s two Senators (circled in red):
You can see that E. Ben Nelson, being the senior Senator, got the better seats that day.
Though simply being in “The Club”, as is new Senator Mike Johanns, got you a pretty sweet view.
Then there’s Nebraska’s House delegation (circled in red).
Starting from the back, you can see Adrian Smith, sporting the shades. [From the comments section
: Congresman Smith looks like he’s got 10,000 marbles stashed in a briefcase, to unleash on the parade route.
“Off that mailbox! That’s government property!”]
Jeff Fortenberry with the natty white scarf. (A funny Onion-esque parody news story featuring Fort here
And then, there’s Lee Terry. (This was the original shot sent to us.) Lee got the best seats of the bunch. And Lee…well…we’re not sure if he was going to be hunting wabbitts later or what.
(As John from Omaha asked, “Could he even hear
But at least if he was going to emulate someone, it was a former President.
The Omaha World Herald, oozing once more from the sturdy news steward into the sarcasm and gossip biz, gives us this update:
State Treasurer Shane Osborn is not, repeat NOT, going to move to the First Congressional District and take on Jeff Fortenberry in a 2010 primary.
(Sorry, but did ANYONE think this would really be likely? Show of hands?)
And KMTV’s Joe Jordan reports that “Nellie” is raising cash for his 2012 Senate run. Nelson will be 71 yeas old in 2012, so that would make him a Spring Chicken in the U.S. Senate terms. He’s saying maybe he’ll run, maybe he won’t.
But hey, even we here on Leavenworth Street realize that 2012 is a looooong way off, in political terms. Now that won’t stop those who are interested from getting themselves prepped. (And new GOP Chair Mark Fahleson is.)
But do we really want to start talking about 2012 right now?
OK, well, then have at it.