Reenacting a scene from Planet of the Apes, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle growled at Dave Heineman,
“Keep your (stinkin’) hands off MY Council (you damned dirty governor)!”
Well, maybe he was only thinking the parentheticals.
Or maybe he actually said it. Who knows, judging from the ridiculous words by the Mayor of Omaha to a reporter after hearing that Dave Heineman talked to Councilwoman Jean Stothert about increasing the sales tax.
You know, the sales tax that would have to be approved by…THE GOVERNOR.
How bizarre for the Governor to talk to another legislator on an issue he would be directly involved in, right Mr. Mayor?
(Especially since Governor Dave was simply returning Stothert’s phone call.)
But Suttle went all Heston at his own Dr. Zaius screaming:
“You’re a citizen of Lincoln, NOT OMAHA!”
You do know that Dave Heineman’s the Governor, right Mr. Mayor?
Oh, and nice to know that the Mayor has declared ownership of the City Council.
You know, we had sort of retired the “Councilman Kookypants” moniker for the new Mayor, but apparently we need a new, appropriate sobriquet.
Just remember, the real issue behind the recall of Omaha Mayor Mike Boyle, back in the day, was the irrational behavior…