We will review last night’s
cocktail party Mayoral Debate, moderated by Johnny Cash, soon. (See Updates throughout the day, below.)
In the mean time, put up your comments and view the round-up of reviews and links (with embedded video below):
**Update at 9:30 am**
A few notes, that we’ll update through the day:
* What was with the cocktail lounge setting? Each of the candidates looked like they were waiting for their wives to get back from the bathroom.
Why not little tea-candles at each table, and a list of the drink specials?
* Jim Suttle said,
“I think the sacredness is setting up the mayor’s office as a leadership pulpit instead of a bully pulpit.”
And that’s cute and all — and is meant as a dig to Hal Daub’s time as Mayor — except that he apparently doesn’t understand the term “Bully Pulpit”. The term was coined by President Teddy Roosevelt, who liked the word “Bully” –meaning “superb” or “wonderful”. As Wikipedia says
A bully pulpit is a public office of sufficiently high rank that provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter. The bully pulpit can bring issues to the forefront that were not initially in debate, due to the office’s stature and publicity.
The term “bully” in that phrase has nothing to do with “being a bully.” And once again, it’s interesting to see that Councilman Kookypants has no idea what he’s talking about.
* As I finish filling out my brackets, I got to thinking: Whose idea was it to schedule today’s debate at noon? Right on the first day of the NCAA Tourney? These are the same people who schedule a wedding during a Nebraska football game.