This morning, The Politico reported on an incident of Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson getting booed at a pizza restaurant in Omaha.
We here at Leavenworth Street fleshed out the details, as follows:
Friday night, at Dante Pizzeria Napoletana, a customer hailed Senator Nelson to his table as Nelson walked by, saying, “Ben, Ben, Ben!”
Simultaneously people at the the other table started booing and giving him the “thumbs down”.
The person who hailed him said to Nelson “I’m very disappointed in your vote Senator.”
Nelson replied, “Ok, thank you.”
But the booing continued and as Nelson picked up the pace to get out of there, a woman yelled very loudly “Somebody get him the hell out of here!”
Responding to The Politico, Nelson spokesman Jake Thompson stated:
“If somebody yelled that comment, Sen. Nelson didn’t hear it, and he did hear positive comments from others in the restaurant.”
But this morning on KFAB, Omaha attorney, and former (1994) Democratic 2nd District Congressional candidate James Martin Davis reportedly said that he and his wife were at the restaurant with Senator Nelson and his wife and another couple, and
“…it absolutely never never happened! It’s a fiction!“
Davis reportedly said a couple of people came to their table to say “Hi Senator”, and that there was some woman who said, “Bad vote”, but there was no shouting, etc.
(David followed up by saying “I don’t know what Politico is…” Shocking.)
Now, maybe Davis was in the restrooms at the time, but his account couldn’t be more different from that of local dentist Dr. Tom Lewis, quoted in The Politico, or of Leavenworth Street’s source.
A caller on KFAB’s Scott Voorhees show says that he was next to Nelson when all this was happening. He said:
- Davis was already gone, so he wouldn’t have heard it anyway; and
- there’s no way Nelson DIDN’T hear all the comments and derision coming from the patrons. So, Nelson’s official spokesman is wrong too.
Who is telling the truth?
Well, we know where we stand on Pizza-gate.
And, we’re guessing, so do the Nebraska voters.