Kleeb protests her meeting with MJ


Jane Kleeb wasn’t content to have a meeting with Senator Mike Johanns to discuss health care on Friday.

No, SEIU rep Kleeb brought her own protesters to the hospital where the meeting took place.

And then the unthinkable happened: a Johanns staffer gave the protesters a “dirty look”.

Finally, all heck broke loose. Hospital security came over and crushed the protest using billy clubs, tear gas and the latest in urban crowd control.

Or maybe they politely told them to move a few feet from the hospital entrance (those jack-booted thugs!).

But Kleeb is absolutely 150% sure it was Johanns who “called the cops”. Why? Because MJ only gave a passing greeting to the people protesting him, instead of sitting in a circle with them and holding hands.

Johanns’s peeps point out that MJ meets the likes of Kleeb’s protesters all the time and could really care less where they stand.

Oh, and by the way, Kleeb bringing protesters to her own meeting with Mike Johanns has absolutely nothing — zip, nada, nil — to do with the fact that Johanns crushed her husband in the Senate race last year. Nope, nothing to do with that. Uh uh.

(By the way, after Kleeb spent who knows how long blogging about this on Kos and talking to TPM, we would note a few things about her “record”:
1) 10 people? Counts from your photos looks more like 6.
2) Homemade signs? Well, “homemade” if your home includes a six foot color plastic sign printer — and is that fitted with grommets?)
***

Tom White is now officially-unofficially in the race for Congress against Representative Lee Terry.

And GOP Chairman Mark Fahleson had the line of the day in his Twitter:

Tom White plans to run as Tommy Obama?

Sure you see White says he can win big as a pro-life, pro-death penalty Democrat, just like President Obama.

What?

Uh…well… White will be just like Obama and spend all your money hither and yon.

Hmm.

Well, White says he will win because “the Obama people are still here”.

You know, the same people who are still waiting for the pull-out of Iraq, the closing of Guantanamo, open government and the end to “politics as usual”.

Oh, and Columbus born White will totally bring out North Omaha in droves. That’s clear. Right?

***

And in Don Walton’s column this morn:

Representative Jeff Fortenberry:

“I love what I do and I’d like to continue to do it. I’m running in 2010.”

131 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Don't forget the Obama promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) as one of his first acts for the women of this Country. You know, the one that he referred to in the article last year when he said he wanted all women and young girls to have choices, but we are not talking about his daughters. (Does anyone have that footnote? I believe it was Spring when it hit the papers?)

    Tom White must choose which leaders he supports just like the voters of the 2nd District must choose their leaders.

    Does State Senator Tom White support his President, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid in their support for FOCA? How does he plan to stop them in their tracks toward allowing abortions at all stages and for whatever flip of the coin happens and keeping it all a secret from a girl's parents regardless of her age. Tom White, do you support the Democrat position on this subject? Should my next door neighbor's 12 year old daughter be able to get an abortion without telling her mom and dad? How about your neighbor's 12 year old daughter?

    Let's move on to a less emotional issue. Crap, Tax and Spend? Would you have voted against your leadership on this terrible Bill? Would you have supported your constituents? Would you have supported the Energy companies in the Midwest that have so clearly stated the case on this subject? Be honest Tommie Obama, it is not as easy to be Ben Nelson in the House of Representatives. Pelosi has a MUCH shorter leash on her men than Reid does (the women just follow Pelosi like little wannabes, no leash required).

    On to Healthcare. Do you support destroying the insurance industry in this country (the only one left making any money for this economy!)? How about the insurance industry in this State? In Omaha?

    Come on White, we want you on the record early-way before you take money for your votes in the Legislature for your last session next Spring.

    Pay attention Tommie, everyone else is.

  2. Omaha repub says:

    I have never heard of bringing protesters to your own meeting….that is so childish Jane Flemming Kleeb!!!! No wonder why the Kleeb name carries no weight in this state anymore.

  3. Michael K. says:

    FYI Nebraska: SEIU was founded by Wade Rathke who also founded a little known community group known as ACORN.

    These are some very bad people and as a former Scott Kleeb voter I am exceptionally disappointed to learn that his wife is a part of this group.

    I thought Scott Kleeb stood for "Nebraska values"? ACORN and SEIU are NOT NEBRASKA VALUES!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, Glenn Beck has done a great job revealing the SEIU-ACORN connection and how they slowly infiltrate a community or state in order to set up their individual shell games.

    If SEIU is in Nebraska, and apparently they are if Jane Kleeb is taking a paycheck from them, then you can darn well bet that ACORN is as well.

    Is anyone else freaked out by this?

  5. Lifelong Nebraskan says:

    HEY JANE..Is your paycheck coming from a former funeral parlor in New Orleans (Acorn Money Clearinghouse)???? It's nice to see you try to pawn off your east coast liberal values here in Nebrsaka. Your proestors look a buch of misfits, unshowered college democrats, manly looking union ladies and a few OPS teachers…Great Group Jane!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    If his wife works for a bunch of thug-crooks like ACORN-SEIU, I would be willing to bet a million dollars that Scott Kleeb holds practically the same political sensibilities as Jane.

    Shane on you Jane Kleeb for bringing these people into our state.

  7. Uncle Wiggily says:

    "… unshowered college democrats, manly looking union ladies and a few OPS teachers."

    Hahahahahahahahahaha … nicely put!! Dunno who "Lifelong Nebraskan" is, but I like him already.

  8. Lifelong Nebraskan says:

    Thanks Wiggly and if you look through those pictures that sweeper linked to you will see the union leader that sent the "pink postcard" hit piece on Jim Vokal 4 years ago….NICE NEBRASKA VALUES JANE!!!!!

  9. Brian T. Osborn says:

    "… unshowered college democrats, manly looking union ladies and a few OPS teachers."

    C'mon Wiggly, let's face it. Most of us Nebraskans leave a lot to be desired in the looks department. Give us a peek at your mug and let us make fun of you for a change. I know that Sweeper has a fantastic snapshot of me to share with everyone, has my permission to use it, and it ain't pretty.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if the protestors were some of the 10 people Sebelius met with in Omaha a few weeks ago to try to sell Obama's healthcare plan.*

    *Details to be filled in after passage of the bill.

  11. Rght Wing Professor says:

    My blog got spammed with the same anti Ben Nelson video as yours.

    Evidently the organized crime group SEIU are going to take it to the next level.

  12. Uncle Wiggily says:

    Not me, BTO … I'm so homely Missus Wiggily won't ever let me leave the house … just so she won't have to kiss me goodbye.

    I wasn't so much making fun of the looks of Kleeb's Krazies, as I was admiring the sparkling prose of 'Lifelong Nebraska". I'll always be a fan of competent phrase-turners … no matter their political coloration.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Being a Democrat, I find the tactics being put into use rather childish and not representing the best interests of SEIU or the labor movement in general.

    You don't go around striking fashionista poses in front of security guards while protesting if you want to be taken seriously.

    Apparently, though it was successful, in the fact that the security guard looks like he is whistling since JK or I mean JFK (wow that is scary) found a pair of slacks that hide the kankles while showing off her GREAT ASS.

    If you can't be taken seriously in policy, be taken seriously in fashion ladies.

    A fashion show, a you tube video, what's next street tagging???

    If they keep it up, they're going to do more damage to the union movement in Nebraska than police and fire spiking has done.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Anyone know anything about this Cunningham guy that Suttle has tapped to be Omaha's new planning director? How much is this guy's salary going to be?

  15. Right Wing Professor says:

    The pant suit is horrible — looks like a Hillary hand-me-down — and what's that pink thing?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Cunningham's salary will be $185,000. Jensen's is $143,500.

    Suttle today defended Cunningham's pay. “You find good people. You pay them well, and you get out of the way.”

    He acknowledged the city's “horrible” financial problems but said the city needs good talent to realize its “bright future.”
    http://www.omaha.com

    Is this guy serious?!?!!? Well, apparently he doesn't think the city civilian workers are good people since he asked them to take a pay freeze.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Pant-suited, pinko sashed, and a grande latte macchiato in hand, Mrs. Drugstore Cowboy strikes a Vogue pose while pretending to help the working class, teaching them how to protest.

    Golllleeeeee Andy, what did we do for fun out here before them city slickers came out to teach us about protesting? Are them some of Aunt Bee's pies?

  18. Anonymous says:

    No kidding Anon 2:33!! It's just so insulting!! Don't those poor people she dragged there to make her own political point realize how she's using them? She's so darn mad at MJ that she doesn't get to be the "Senator's wife" in DC, she'll do anything to try and embarrass him.

    She cares about the working class — my ass! All she cares about is she doesn't get to live in a cool townhouse on Capitol Hill and waltz around at all the parties in the Capitol as the all too important Mrs. Senator Kleeb from Nebraska. Give me a break!

  19. Mr. Blackwell says:

    Here's my world famous rundown of worst dressed ladies of fashion, complete with comments.

    5. Pink: "Out of the blue pops Pink, and I'm seeing red! Cartoon-colored proof that any fashion sanity for her is really dead!"

    4. Cameron Diaz: "Looks like she was dressed by a color-blind circus clown … When it comes to fashion, it's chaos when Cameron's back in town!"

    3. Shakira: "Overwrought and underdressed, she always strikes a familiar pose … somebody should tell her those are probably Madonna's old clothes!"

    2. Kelly Osbourne: "A fright-wigged baby doll, stuck in a Goth prom gown … now we know what happened to Ozzy's hand-me-downs!"

    … And

    1. Jane Flemming Kleeb: "Jane's fashion follies posing with a cup of coffee are the worst of the year … don't bother with a new designer or another pink sash Jane, just hire a structural engineer!"

    PS…."Jane send me that stud who politics along the Platte…I always love a tall cool rach hand who wears a cowboy hat!!!"

    –(L. Nebraskan)–

  20. Anonymous says:

    I'm curious. What exactly is Lee
    Terry doing addressing Doug Kagan's group on the Fourth when he voted for the bailout giving Wall Street our tax dollars? I
    could care less that he cursed in the crosswalk, it's that he can't figure out which way he's running
    these days.

  21. Anonymous says:

    OMG!!! Lifelong Nebraskan you are witty. Nice touch with the line…
    "Jane send me that stud who politics along the Platte…I always love a tall cool rach hand who wears a cowboy hat!!!"…..lol

  22. One Out In The Third says:

    Are "pointy-toed" shoes the current vogue? Man them babies ought to be registered with the ATF. All I can think of is dead cockroaches in every corner of the packing plant. She'd have kicked Johanns he would have had penetration wounds 5 inches deep.

    Real class act invading and disrupting a hospital where actual sick people hang out. I would have given them more than a dirty look.

    And listen to BTO…showing up all dapper on NTV with the Jimmy Buffet look going and he says Nebraskans are a pretty sordid looking bunch. I agree…Uncle Wiggly does have to sneak up on a glass of water…but not the rest of us.

  23. One Out In The Third says:

    Oops…I meant "Wiggily" Sorry Unc…I didn't want you to be confused for someone else. Glad to see you are still kicking.

  24. Anonymous says:

    To Mr. Blackwell: She better not hire a structural engineer, If it's Jim Suttle it will cost $185,000 a year…toot …toot

  25. Anonymous says:

    She does have some mighty pointy shoes on, doesn't she? I thought those went out of style a couple of years ago? Thank GOD she doesn't represent us in the Senator's spouses club — how embarrasing! 🙂

  26. One Out In The Third says:

    Mr. Blackwell…

    While we are on the subject of fashion…and that not even you have the crust to say it…I will. You must be as fearful as the rest…but I myself can't take it anymore.

    Michelle Obama's designer must have spent their internship with Barnum and Bailey. Her white Inaugural gown screamed of… gauze…glue and a random "drive-by" that involved a bag of cotton balls and a sling shot. I don't remember any mention of a D.C. "Paramedic Ball" that evening.

    And the media with their high falootin' camera lenses haven't yet noticed that she would have to turn sideways to enter most Nebraska barns? Someone should be replacing their Nikon lenses.

    To compare her "fashion sense" to Jackie Kennedy's is absurd.

    There I said it…it took me almost a year…but I said it. Anyone who refutes me better set up an eye exam before government takes away your health care.

    Sorry Sweeper…I know there will be an inundation from those elements out there that will be calling me a racist and that I am the epitome of every Republican… but I had to make the call that the rest of America is too afraid to address. Then again…I might be able to set up a weekly fashion column on Leavenworth Street.

  27. Brian T. Osborn says:

    Sorry Uncle Wiggily,

    I didn't mean to misspell your name, nor did I notice you were quoting Lifelong Nebraskan. I guess I needed my afternoon nap.

    1/3rd. ???!
    "Jimmy Buffett look?" You must have still had your buzz on from the Parrot Head convention. I'll admit to owning a vast assortment of Hawaiian shirts, but that day I was wearing business casual. I thoroughly enjoy Jimmy Buffett and have many of his albums, so I'm hardly offended by the comparison. But really man, put down the bong!

  28. Greenbelt says:

    I think Jane Kleeb is a twit but…are you saying, SS, that the security guard/police officer that told the group Johanns staff called them to clear the group out is a liar? What's happening to Nebraska conservatives? swearing? voting against war funding and for taxpayer bailouts and now calling first responders liars. What has it come to for you guys, EVERYONE gets insulted? even the people you used to hide behind to launch your partisan attacks?

    btw -Why isn't Fahlson out intimidating the sarpy county assessor again anyway?

  29. Anonymous says:

    It sounds like it's Jane that's lying. The LJS news piece had Jane's spokes girl say:

    Mandy later called the allegation that Johanns staffers had called campus security “an assumption on my part.”

    “But I believe that it was because Johanns’ staffers came out and kind of looked at us when we were setting up and gave us a dirty look, and about five minutes later, the security guards showed up,” she said.

    Jane said on Daily Kos it was she that spoke to the security guards and she would never assume.

    But UNMC spokespeople verified Johann’s staff had nothing to do with it. They would have checked before speaking.

    Common sense makes one ask why would Mike Johanns staff call them in when Jane was invited to participate in the roundtable? Jane was just eager for the spotlight since her hot rancher lost to the better candidate. It’s sounds to me that it’s Jane that lying.

  30. Nate says:

    My thoughts for the day.

    Is this a political blog or a fashion blog?

    Repubs must fear Tom White, or else they wouldn't already be lying (sp) and spreading innuendo about him.

    I need a vacation, its been to long since Ive enjoyed a good beer and a fine cigar.

  31. Right Wing Professor says:

    OK, here's some politics

    Lest we forget, Tom White's most significant act in the unicameral was to propose removing the age limit on Arnie Stuthman's LB157, Nebraska's safe haven law, thus making it possible for parents of out-of-control teens anywhere in the country to come to Nebraska to dump them on us. And, of course, he made Nebraska a national laughingstock in the process. This was an act of pure legislative laziness; White didn't want to sit down and craft a properly-written bill, and so he turned LB157 into this:
    No person shall be prosecuted for any crime based solely upon the act of leaving a child in the custody of an employee on duty at a hospital licensed by the State of Nebraska. The hospital shall promptly contact appropriate authorities to take custody of the child.
    Nebraska had to convene a special session at considerable expense, purely to undo White's mischief. Now he wants to run for Congress. Why? So he can write horrible laws on a national scale?

  32. Anonymous says:

    Mrs. Kleeb is going to be on KFAB at 10 AM today to dicuss her rough treatment at the hands of the UNMC security force.

  33. been there, done it says:

    Not to nitpick but…
    Those UNMC guys make in the $16 an hour range, and I believe they do carry firearms there. And they are certified in hand to hand fighting techniques, these guys could kick some serious ass if tehy wanted too.

  34. R. King says:

    Look at Jane's photos!!! These guys are rent-a-cops and they are 20 to 40lbs overweight. They are not carying guns, but their ring of keys could poke your eye out. I think they could kick the unshowered college democrats butt, however they would be evenly matched with the manly looking union ladies.

  35. R. King says:

    Look at Jane's photos!!! These guys are rent-a-cops and they are 20 to 40lbs overweight. They are not carying guns, but their ring of keys could poke your eye out. I think they could kick the unshowered college democrats butt, however they would be evenly matched with the manly looking union ladies.

  36. R. King says:

    Look at Jane's photos!!! These guys are rent-a-cops and they are 20 to 40lbs overweight. They are not carying guns, but their ring of keys could poke your eye out. I think they could kick the unshowered college democrats butt, however they would be evenly matched with the manly looking union ladies.

  37. R. King says:

    Look at Jane's photos!!! These guys are rent-a-cops and they are 20 to 40lbs overweight. They are not carying guns, but their ring of keys could poke your eye out. I think they could kick the unshowered college democrats butt, however they would be evenly matched with the manly looking union ladies.

  38. Anonymous says:

    The security guards at the med center don't carry firearms.

    The security guards were pretty nice to Kleeb since federal law says that you can be arrested if you are protesting at the entrance of a hospital. Oh, wait, that's only if you are protesting abortion. I guess supporting whatever Obama is selling is protected speech.

  39. Fan of Mike Johanns says:

    Jane Kleeb called Mike Johanns "dishonest" on KFAB this morning, in the immortal words of Lee Terry "@#$%! you Jane!!!!

  40. Anonymous says:

    At least White isn't admitting to sitting at the "kiddie's table"
    like his always pleasant possible
    opponent, Terry Lee.

  41. Anonymous says:

    The most interesting portion of Mrs. Kleeb's appearance on KFAB this morning was revelation that she was institutionalized for "considerably longer than 10 days" when younger for treatment of a mental disorder.

  42. Anonymous says:

    Oh god, Lee Terry's "kiddie table" joke! How many times has he used that one?? Sigh. If I hear him make that "joke" one more time I'm seriously going to puke.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like Mrs. Kleeb is going to run for office if she is talking about things like that, because otherwise nobody gives a crap. Or maybe she's trying to be like Tipper Gore and get her man some sympathy votes.

  44. Anonymous says:

    If she's so intelligent then she should have figured out that if she wants to infuse politics with intimate details of her life, it will backfire heinously.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Some really, really worthless drivel in these comments, totally lacking in any substance. Gross in fact.

  46. NE Voter says:

    Nate, I suspect we'll soon be learning about a "soulmate" and "forbidden love."

    "Dum-dum-dum Another One Bites the Dust"

    Wake up, people!

  47. Anonymous says:

    Uh, I think the mayor of Papillion is single. Unless you're implying that he has been auditioning to be an advisor to Mayor Kookypants, I'm not sure what love would be forbidden to him.

  48. Rota says:

    FYI

    Tom White for Congress 'Exploratory Committee' is not in compliance with FEC Regulation unless he has filed as official candidate and is just using the term 'exploratory'.

    According to pages 1-3 of 2008 FEC Campaign Guide Mr White is campaigning by using the term Tom White for Congress and asking contributions for his campaign on his web site.

    According to FEC, these actions and statement make him an official candidate and needs to file the proper statements of organization and financial reports now.

    FEC Regs 100.72(b) & 100.131(b)

    Needs to comply with the law.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Nice usage of the word heinously. I particularly hate it when people pronounce it high-anus-lee. What were we talking about again?

  50. Anonymous says:

    If Dems are sick of their "kiddie table" joke, then they should quit telling it.
    If Tom White's FEC compliance isn't the republicans' responsibility, then what is? The FEC does not have the manpower to seek out noncompliance, they have the manpower to review reports to determine their compliance and accuracy. If a.candidate is simply not registered for the activity they are engaged in, then any citizen has the right and responsibility to notify the FEC.

    Go forth and enforce Barney Fife!

    BTW, Esch being White's FEC compliance officer is LOL hysterical!

  51. Anonymous says:

    1. Can anyone tell me one significant thing Terry Lee has achieved in his nearly 12 years in Congress?

    2.If Tom White is a pro-life, anti-tax, pro-death penalty Democrat that will be unique and would give him a very important role to play in the Democratic party.

    3.Finally Terry Lee will have a legitimate opponent. Nothing against Shelly Kiel or Michael Scott but come 'on. So, now Terry Lee will have finally defend his record of lackthereof. Get ready for "hit-man" David Boomer to crack out some East-Coast million dollar negative tv ads any day now…

    4.Omaha isn't the Omaha of your granddaddy anymore. Sorry Harold Anderson, the Knights of Aksarben, and all your middle-aged middle managers at Mutual of Omaha playing golf west of 120th…we're a blue dot now — more diversity, more urban, more progressive, more arts and entertainment…

    5. The Republican base must be suicidial these days — Ensign, Sanford, now Sarah "hot lips" Palin QUITS!

  52. Anonymous says:

    Hey "Rota" aka David Boomer,

    Maybe you'd better pay attention to your own candidate before going after someone else.

    According to the FEC records available online, Lee Terry has failed to file his Statement of Candidacy for the 2010 race, yet he is fundraising.

    This is not the first time he's done this. In 2001, 2003, and again in 2007, the FEC had to send letters stating the following:

    This letter constitutes formal written notification that Lee Terry for Congress is filing reports of receipts and disbursements (FEC FORM 3) that appear to be for the 2008
    election.

    A review of these reports indicates that your principal campaign committee has no debts from the previous election cycle, and has accepted contributions and/or made expenditures in support of your 2008 candidacy in excess of $5,000, thus meeting the
    definition of "candidate" per Federal Election Campaign Laws. (11 CFR § 100.3(a))

    You must either disavow these activities by notifying the Commission in writing that you are not a candidate, or redesignate your principal campaign committee by filing a Statement of Candidacy (FEC FORM 2) within thirty (30) days from the date of this'
    letter.

    Tom White, if he hasn't filed already in the last week, has until he raise $5,000 to file. Lee Terry, however, appears to once again be in violation of law, and has been warned repeatedly in the past.

    Better get your own house in order before you accuse another.

  53. Anonymous says:

    Last I heard, Lee Terry had an opponent in the primary. Why all the fuss about Tom White in the general? Maybe Mr. Boomer is
    drooling too far in advance?

  54. Anonymous says:

    Anon 7:59,

    1) Blah, blah, blah. Same claim, read the Bills or call up The Dean of the House.
    2) Yeah, White's role will be to take a shift in Pelosi's Naughty Closet. She may tolerate his attitude publicly, but nothing he wants will ever see the light of day if he crosses her. just look how she bailed on Boyda of Kansas last year. Madame Pelosi doesn't tolerate turncoats.
    3) As a Republican, I would say this is your only legitimate claim. If I were a female in your Party, I would slap you silly. You are an arrogant SOB, aren't you?!
    4) As far as the numbers go, Omaha, and Douglas County for that matter, are not the only part of the 2nd District. Let me know when you get one of those TWELVE THOUSAND Republican voters in Sarpy County to vote for your boy that wrote the language that put Nebraska in the Hall of Shame nationwide for his asinine Safe Haven Law. How much did that cost Nebraska taxpayers? I guess Tom White can be proud that his idiocy got us mentioned in the dying year of ER and made us the laughing stock of the entire Country (and I am sure Canada too!).
    5) That is exactly why the voters of this District will not let Lee Terry lose. They have someone that they can be proud of and someone they can trust. You never trade a bird in the hand for two in the bush.

    The 2nd District will keep the person they know and trust. White is so all over the place that no one knows where he will land on an issue.

  55. Anonymous says:

    Wow, the White folks must have really screwed up with the FEC to warn the Terry Team that they forgot to file a form that means they intend to run. The person looking for the form must be the only one that didn't know that Lee Terry was planning to run for reelection in 16 months.

    I wonder how many forms you have to file when you decide not to run? Maybe Jim Esch could help us out with that one.

    Gotta run, I have to go fill out a form letting my neighbors know that I intend to mow part of my yard today, and part of it tomorrow, then I have to go to Kinkos to make copies and the Post Office to send it certified to all of them.

    After that, I think I should let the EPA know that I intend to do laundry, and I think that my kids threw some clothes down that were not actually dirty! I wonder if they will fine me for that?

  56. macdaddy says:

    Anon 7:59: so you're admitting Jim Esch wasn't a legitimate opponent?

    Anon 10:30: surely you jest if you are claiming that Matt "Sak" (I'd ditch that nickname if I were him) has any chance whatsoever of defeating Terry in the primary.

  57. Anonymous says:

    Yes, she has a naughty closet. It is where she sends everyone before she screams obscenities at them in the middle of the night in a closed door meeting. Problem with a closed door meeting is that there is always a hallway on the other side of the closed door.

    Just ask Dodd, Frank, and Reid what happens when Nancy doesn't get her way.

  58. Jarvis says:

    Jane Kleeb & her cronies are doing nothing to help resolve the healthcare issue, nor do they show respect to Nebraska's elected officals. Nebraska Democrats should drop Jane Kleeb if they want to be taken seriously!

  59. curbfeeler says:

    Polls show Independents are moving away from Obama. The only weathervane in national politics that comes close to reflecting Nebraska's unusual political mindset are polls of national Independents.

  60. Anonymous says:

    Either Nancy has a "naughty closet" or a "naughty close,"
    either way it must be not so nice is what you are saying.

  61. Anonymous says:

    Speaking of Matt Samp check out Suttle Watch. It looks like Jean Stothert took Suttle to the woodshed.

  62. Omaha Lawyer says:

    So Suttle Violated the City Charter Section 5.17 "All contracts in excess of $20,000 shall be approved by resolution of the Council. All contracts involving the payment of money from appropriations of more than one fiscal year of the City Government shall be approved by Ordinance"

    You know if Suttle didn't have authority to approve the contract then technically he is responsible for the payment.

  63. Blumenthal Voter says:

    Well it seems Jean Stothert is sticking up for the taxpayer and shoving the mayors expensive ride up his A@#!!!! I was wrong about Jean.

  64. Anonymous says:

    What ever happened to Kate Witek? Where is she? Whatever happened to John Christensen? Didn't he marry Miss America?
    Whatever happened to John Breslow?

  65. 3rd floor watcher says:

    Anonymous at 7:57pm

    Here are your answers
    1. Working in the County Clerks office
    2. Making money and "MARRRIED TO MISS AMERICA" and the benefits that goes with that.
    3. Still Rich

  66. Jack says:

    Politico had a story saying Jon Christensen was seen having lunch with John Ensign in DC the other day. The cuckold and the cheater reunited.

  67. Anonymous says:

    Omaha's bond rating got an upgrayedd. This will save Omaha $2million a year. Why are you guys griping about Suttle's staff raises?

  68. News Reader says:

    To the idiot above or Ron Gerard: That Bond rating change had nothing to do with Suttle as mayor…read the World Herald!!!

  69. Anonymous says:

    Fahey as mayor, bond rating gets lowered. Suttle as mayor, bond rating rises. I think Standard & Poor likes the cut of Suttle's jib.

  70. Anonymous says:

    Sometime today Suttle will announce his third attempt to get the SUV lease right. Oltman told the media yesterday that Jean Stothert was "premature" going after the SUV lease. What an idiot!

    Permature would have been going after it before the FIRST lease was signed.

    Three freakin' tries to get a simple car lease done. How incompetent is that man and the bafoons he is over paying to run things.

  71. Anonymous says:

    Speaking of where people are, where's Lisa Hannah?

    Fired by state HHS, fired by SEIU…and now pushed out by CD3. What's the game plan?

  72. Anonymous says:

    Did you not see the reason Moody's gave to increasing the bond rating??

    INCREASING THE SEWER FEES!

    That is the reason we received an upgrade on our rating and a downgrade in the interest rate!

    THEY RAISED OUR FEES!

  73. Anonymous says:

    Spreaking of "premature", hasn't Jim Suttle always had a problem in that department. For example signing a lease without looking at the interest rate!!!

  74. Anonymous says:

    Where's Lisa?

    She's popping up over on Kyle Michaelis' blog, trying to re-invent herself as someone that worries about how others suffer from racist attacks. Evidently she has forgotten about her own anti-Hispanic rants to the Grand Island Independent some time ago.

  75. Anonymous says:

    Jon Christiansen and Ensign shared an apartment in DC back in the "glory days" of 1994…I think Brownback was there too…what a group

  76. Anonymous says:

    Dear Leavenworth St Blog Nation;

    Here are some Seperated At Birth suggestions;

    -Mike Boyle & Dr. LeRoy Carhart

    -St Sen. Heath Mello & Mario Lopez

    -Tim Dunning & Mike Ditka

    -Ernie Chambers & Frederick Douglass or Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums

    thank you

  77. Babe Ruth says:

    Shouldn't it be like baseball?
    3 strikes and you're out?

    Suttle has already struck out his
    3 chances, and we all know that he's not capable of hitting any home runs.

    I think he should be kicked off the team.

    A RECALL is now in order !!!

  78. Concerned Citizen says:

    Anon 11:46 AM:

    Don't kid yourself… he knew it was a 24% interest rate. He just didn't care… it's the taxpayers money –not his– that he is spending. In fact, he most likely would not have bought it –if– it were his own money.

    And, it is even possible, that he knew the contract that he signed is in direct violation of City law.

    PLEASE NOTE: These things that he has already done should ATLEAST show Omaha, that he very well may NOT be competent enough to be the mayor of Omaha. Incompetency, either by lack of knowledge, or lack of concern for the city, or by a personal deceptive character flaw. Any one of the above or all of the above may be the case.

    He appears to just try to get away with whatever he can, then when caught in his act, he either plays dumb and/or tries to sweep it under the rug which ever way he can.

    Does an apology make it right??? NO !!! And, would he mean it anyway? Maybe, maybe not… But, most importantly, an apology DOES NOT cure or fix what the whole point regarding this issue should be… he was deceptive, and, therefore, dishonest to the Omaha taxpayers.

    p.s. You can judge a man's character by what he would do if he thought that he wouldn't get caught !!!

  79. macdaddy says:

    Finally! Suttle's lease, while still allowing us taxpayers to rip off the city of Omaha, got reset. I wonder if the CEO of GM, Obama, reset it himself in gratitude for the electoral vote he got from the CD2.

    BTW, the most jaw-dropping statement of the Suttle admin was when Ron Gerard said that they "truly thought we had a one year lease." Wow. Excuse me, but are there any adults available down at City Hall? Are you people really that stupid?

  80. Anonymous says:

    The irony is this whole vehicle debacle is that he wanted a Green SUV??? What an oxymoron of a statement. This Durango is no more a Green vehicle than my Jeep Liberty, except my Liberty gets better gas mileage than his "Green" Durango.

    He is a joke of a Envionmentalist. Just like algore and those hypocrites who do nothing but talk about the environment, but do something totally different behind peoples back.

    STUBBLE IS A JOKE! Toot! Toot!

  81. Anonymous says:

    Where heck is the conservative lion of the council Chuck Sigerson on any of this?

    He fails to side with Stothert, wants the unndeeded spending at Lakes Zorinski and Cunningham, and now what on the car lease?

    Someone is too comfortable in their position.

  82. Anonymous says:

    I think Chuck has Kermit Brashearitus!!! Go see a doctor Chuck you get along with Democratic mayors to well.

  83. Anonymous says:

    Ok everybody, settle down. I know you are already falling in love with Councilwoman Jean but let's keep it in perspective. She knitpicked and played to her popular sentiment, but that's really not that significant. If the Councilwoman helps solve the main issues such as crime, huge budget shortfalls then I will jump on the We Love Jean bandwagon.

    Until then she isn't that impressive. Big freakin' deal. What next, oh Jim Suttle used a pen, why isn't he and his staff using pencil, that would save taxpayers 10 cents a day!!!!!!!!

  84. Fiscal conservative says:

    Sorry Suttle Staffer just above. Jean has already questioned several major spending items and called the Mayor on the carpet for violating the City Charter. Your miopic vision of budgeting won't solve the city's issues. EVERY DOLLAR SPENT MUST BE LOOKED AT!!!! There is a reason why the Millard School Board spends the least per pupil, has the best test scores, and has a sufficient reserve to weather any financial crises. IT'S CALLED LEADERSHIP!!!

  85. Linda says:

    Just some information: Newsweek put out the nations top 1500 high schools. Nebraska had 4 on the list Millard North, Millard South, Millard West and Westside…..all of Millard's high schools made the list and they spend the least per pupil!!!….talk about leadership!!!!

  86. Comparing Apples to Cores says:

    On July 2 Slate.com has an article about what the Presidents HIGHEST RANKED staffers earn, which is less than one of Suttle's, and not much more than many others, and they are running a country not a mid-sized city. He keeps saying "You get what you pay for." Does he mean like paying $60,000 for $40,000 vehicle, which he didn't need in the first place. It would seem to me that the staffers at previous salaries did a fine job, and even if they do get raises, why such a HUGE jump? In this economy people are happy to have a job. You don't eat steak on a hamburger budget.

    "There's a rough formula for how much executive branch staffers make. White House salaries are on a scale associated with certain ranks. The top rank in the White House consists of those staffers who hold the title "assistant to the president." Twenty-two people in the Obama administration have that rank—including David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, and Jon Favreau—and they all get paid the same amount: $172,000.

  87. Anonymous says:

    Our constant criticisms of Mayor Suttle has made him become more arrogrant and is has a "bunker mentality". At what point do our attacks help further the public debate, hold elected officials accountable and to what extent does it only make them more isolated, defensive, gun-shy, etc.?

    Let's make sure our criticisms are fair, well-thought out, meant to help the city, not embarrass the Mayor to score political points.

    These are things we should keep in mind as we move forward. Remember how easy it is for politics to turn into a "blood sport". Its easy to knock someone down, but remember we are all human and we are all going make mistakes. Remember the staffers and family and friends — how would you like to be the object of public scorn?

  88. You must be nuts!! says:

    WTF, Anonymous @ 12:34pm…Jim Suttle has always been an arrogant SOB!!! This is not about personality, it is about his poor decisions. The Lease that took 34 days and several revisions to get right, him choosing an expensive "green SUV" on the taxpayers dime when he personally drives a V-8, gas-guzzling Thunderbird, 24% intrest rate, HIRING MATT SAMP and attempting to hire GARY DISILVESTRO (enough said), hiring staffers at outrageous pay levels ($68K for a secretary!!!!), and violating the city charter!!!! This is all Jim Suttle's own doing and not his detractors.

  89. Mad taxpayer says:

    From today's OWH…This is the same guy who wrote the Learning Community Bill that takes Sarpy property tax dollars and pumps them into OPS…lol

    "Sarpy County Board members signed an open-ended contract when they selected attorney Kermit Brashear to be their $350-an-hour pitchman to bring the minor league Omaha Royals to the suburbs. Brashear's law firm has racked up major league compensation, with a tab, as of last week, of $678,000."

  90. Anonymous says:

    Tom White won't be Lee Terry's most formidable opponent. That challenge will come in the primary. And it won't be from the south Omaha upstart Sakilosky. STAY TUNED……..

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