First, a brief Separated at Birth:
Former State Senator and new director of the new state Office of Violence Prevention, Mike Friend, and Jon Slattery of “Mad Men”:
(Btw, would you believe that the OWH found four Democrats who don’t like the idea of Republican Friend being appointed to this gig? Whoda thunk it?)
There is a new political TV ad out on your screens. This one comes from a group that formed a while back, known as the Nebraska Alliance (as opposed to, you know, Alliance, Nebraska) for the Private Sector.
The group has sort of a sub-group called the Omaha Alliance. The President of the group is local restaurateur (he of BK, Taco Johns and Jimmy Johns) Mike Simmonds. The Treasurer and spokesperson is former gubernatorial candidate Dave Nabity.
Nabity has been making his presence known at City Council hearings, mainly on the firetruck staffing issue. That is what the current ad is on now.
Take a look.
Nabity talked about the issue further on KPTM, as well.
(Hey, and when did Dewey from “Malcolm in the Middle” end up on KPTM?)
The gregarious Nabity is a good face for this group and they can also have a little heft in the community. He recently wrote an OpEd in the OWH on this issue as well.
Could Nabity be a guy who is interested in taking things further as well? There has been an awful lot of talk about recalling the current Mayor (whether that has any legs or not remains to be seen).
And on the video front, we noticed that Omaha’s KETV Channel 7 has entered the digital age and has their own YouTube channel — which we applaud.
We happened across a couple City Council vids, and noted that Councilwoman Jean Stothert has been modeling the Michelle Obama sleeveless look.
Open forum kids. Have at it.
**update, Wed. 8/19**
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