Driving around West O, a few names in our faces.
Jim Vokal at 140th & W. Center Rd.
And Jean Stothert
Franklin Thompson cornering the bus-bench advertising market (which we like for the lower tier races).
In the “in case you missed it” file, how about the Nebraska Democrats pissing of a whole slew of candidates by jerking them around on a recent mailing?
The OWH and KMTV reported on how Councilman Frank Brown was told by the party that the no other candidates in his District would be taking part in their organized mailing — then finding his main opponent, Ben Gray, on the mailer when it went out.
Then in District 3, Dem candidate Crystal Rhoades said she told the party she would like to see the flyer before she blows $2,000 of her campaign money on it. She says they never got back to her, and went ahead and sent of the mailer.
Are we saying that if you’re a Democratic candidate that at some point the party will jam a shiv in your back?
Well, we’d just say, watch yourselves independent Dems. Watch yourselves…
On yesterday’s April Fool’s Day jokes, hopefully a few of you noticed the mnemonic from the first letters of the caption to the newspaper photo. We were up late trying our hardest.
And we even received emails about Jim Esch’s “announcement” on KFAB that he was running a write-in campaign for Mayor. We did a similar joke last year regarding Tom Osborne, though credit Scott Voorhees for actually getting Esch (and KETV’s Rob McCartney) on the air to plug it. Click here for the KFAB podcast of the show.
(Now the real question is who is on Esch’s arm in the other half of the pic on KFAB’s site…)
The OWH attempted an April Fool’s “jokes” in the Living section yesterday.
They actually had a couple of funny ones, to wit:
Senators pass “No Death Penalty” bill; Ernie Chambers is incensed.“Seriously?” said the former senator. “Thirty-eight years I was there — and you wait until— seriously?”
Millard, Ralston, Bellevue and Papillion move forward on baseball stadium plans.
But the rest? Their idea of an “April Fool” was to post “likeness” photos of the three Mayoral candidates.
Gee, there’s a novel idea. Now it’s not as if Leavenworth Street invented this idea — though we’ve certainly been the major force (as it were) behind doing them in Nebraska politics.
But, two things:
1) It’s not an April Fools joke. April Fools jokes are meant to trick you in some way, maybe kind of outrageously. So the “wacky healdines” = joke. Separated at birth photos? Not so much.
2) Hey, if you’re going to run with our idea, at least come up with your own suggestions! Hal Daub and Keith Olbmermann? Gee where have we seen that before?
And Jim Vokal and Lex Luthor? What, OWH, you couldn’t even use Gene Hackman or Kevin Spacey’s Luthor, you had to go with Smallville, just like Leavenworth Street huh?
(It’s a form of flattery…it’s a form of flattery…it’s a form of flattery.)