The LJS reports that Tom White, during his speech at the Dem’s Morrison-Exon Dinner, all but announced his intention to run for 2D seat against Congressman Lee Terry.
(Note: The OWH either missed or skipped this speech and event entirely. Interesting that we have to go to the 1D newspaper in order to hear about this. If I’ve missed the OWH article, please let me know.)
“I’m close to making a decision. It’s fair to say I’m seriously considering entering the race.”
Walton noted that White “focused on Terry with the intensity of a laser beam during a speech“, while White droned on about Republican Lee Terry voting like a Republican.
It will be interesting to see if White can come up with a campaign theme other than “Lee Terry doesn’t vote with Obama 100% of the time, like I would.” The bloom is off the Obama rose and is drying up in the garden dirt right now. It ain’t 2008.
What else does White have in his bag of tricks?
“It’s uphill,” Sen. Ben Nelson said during an interview.
“But it’s possible. A number of issues are tailor-made for a challenger.”
Nelson declined to be specific.
And of course Suttle has decided to shut down Morton Pool in order to save $21,000 from the budget.
But then there’s this nugget from KMTV:
Two of Suttle’s top aides are getting big bumps in pay.
Suttle’s spokesman Ron Gerard (Penzkowski) will earn $71,000. Former Mayor Mike Fahey’s spokesman Joe Gudenrath earned $58,000.
Suttle’s Chief of Staff Steve Oltmans’ will make $125,000. Fahey’s Chief of Staff Paul Landow made $92,000.
For those of you who understood there would be no math on this blog, that adds up to an increase of $46,000 for those two staffers.
So once again:
Shut community pool and give the $21,000 saved, plus another $15,000, to staffers.
(Why do I have a feeling we’re going to hear how shutting the pools will make the city “greener”?)
SAB from the image on Drudge: