To start your week out right, here’s a little Separated at Birth for you:
State Senator Tom White and hipster-doofus, Cosmo Kramer!
So is it too early to talk about the 2010 Governor’s race?
Well, don’t ask Tom White that question.
White is gung-ho in challenging Governor Dave Heineman whenever he gets the chance. He is the go-to guy for press criticism of the Guv, and has even started his own PAC, with associated campaign website — JoinTomWhite.com.
White has been in the Legislature since all the way back in 2006 and obviously has plans to take on DH.
Or would White cool his heels if Heineman looks too strong?
Heineman, West Point grad and former Army Airborne Ranger, isn’t the kind of guy who rests on his laurels. As an OWH article pointed out not too long ago, he’s up with the sun every day working on all things Nebraska (and don’t think that doesn’t include campaigning). This is the guy who took down Tom freaking Osborne in Nebraska. His popularity in Nebraska is still way up there, and he is occasionally making waves on the national scene as well.
Would White challenge Heineman if it looks clear that he would become another Dave Hahn?
We’ll probably know in a few months. But White wouldn’t be the first guy to underestimate Heineman
The kids over at the NNN cracked us up with a video someone YouTubed up the other day.
It features Senator Mike Johanns saying “No, No, No” repeatedly — six times by our count.
Now we want to give them props just for being able to dig out that kind of data. Very funny.
Of course the irony of all this is that the vid is meant to “slam” Johanns. (Ooh! Here are his PHONE numbers! CALL him!)
But Johanns’s vote against the nomination of the tax-cheat Treasury Secretary whose recent non-plan for the economy sent the stock plummeting?
Johann’s vote against Clinton’s pardon-master Eric Holder, who just told you (reader) that you’re a coward because (during Black History Month) you don’t talk about race enough?
Johanns’s vote against expanding SCHIP waaay beyond it’s original intended purpose?
Thank you Senator!
Voting against the Porkulous, non-stimulatory bill?
Thaaaaaaank you MJ!
(Hey, I might just use those phone numbers to let him know I’m happy with his job…)
And since we just can’t resist talking about the Omaha Mayor’s race, note that with Jim Vokal’s filing today, all three of the major candidates — Hal Daub, Jim Vokal and Jim Suttle will have filed.
The Suttle forces have recently informed their supporters that Councilman Suttle is in the cat-bird’s seat for the race. In a 1,300 word e-mail (we counted ’em), they explain that ALL the Obama volunteers have now moved over to Jim Suttle for Mayor campaign! (You hear that Obama vols? What, you weren’t aware of that?)
It’s an interesting message, noting that Daub and Vokal are both no-good scoundrels who will lose because they’ve lost before (or some such).
Well…um…er…well he’s not Hal Daub or Jim Vokal, that’s why!