Newer-ish news on the “who will” and “who won’t” of the Democrats for Governor.
Meister was the Dem nominee for Attorney General against Jon Bruning back in 2002 when Bruning was elected the youngest AG ever in the USA.
Since then, Meister apparently considered running for Congress in 2006 when Tom Osborne gave up his seat. (Democrat Scott Kleeb eventually lost to Congressman Adrian Smith for the 3rd District seat.)
We will have more on Meister if he confirms his interest.
And speaking of the Kleebs, KHAS has confirmed that neither Mr. nor Mrs. plans to run for Governor. (Whew! We were wondering when we would get word!)
Anthony Pura interviewed the Hastings Kleebs on the “issue”, basing his story on the musings of certain “blogs and gossip sites”. And he skims L. St. in his report. Without showing the name of the blog of course.
Oh, we’ve got our eyes on you, Anthony…
(And did you know that Scott Kleeb was providing a public service with his new little company? Why THANKS Scott! Thank you! WE should be paying YOU! Oh, wait…)
National Review Online’s Jim Geraghty notes,
(The Nebraska Democrats’) dilemma may be the strongest argument for amnesty for illegal immigrants, as they appear to have finally identified a job that an American won’t do.
(And hey old Lakers’ campaign: Shut off your auto-emailer. Reporters are still receiving your July1st “newsletter” about why you want to be Governor…)
And, you really should listen to the interview by Jack and John on KLIN of Nebraska Democrat Chair Vic Covalt for his reasoning why there are no Democrats who want to run for Governor:
It doesn’t pay enough.
You see, there are lots of Dems who make a half million dollars a year, and Governor is just too much of a pay cut. If it paid the big bucks, there would be Democrat candidates in droves.
That’s the reason.
That’s your leader Nebraska Dems! We’re amazed that Vic can’t find you a candidate!
And it’s summer campaign season, so let the stalking begin!
The Democrats and the Tom White for Congress campaign apparently have THREE stalkers following Congressman Lee Terry around at events.
Of course, while they’re busy following Lee, they are also blocking the views of people that would actually like to see the Congressman, and pursuing his wife and kids as well.
You stay classy out there, Democrats.
(Here is an idea: stalk some Dems who might want to run for Governor. Or Attorney General. Or Auditor…)
In the mean time, Tom White is refusing to state how he would vote on various bills in the House — like the recent $34 billion unemployment benefits extension vote. White would like to convince you that he would have dived in an carved up the bill to his liking.
As Joe Jordan asked him, aren’t you the same guy who couldn’t pass the sewer bill in the legislature?
And the Nebraska GOP reports that they will have one U.S. Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts speaking at their convention in Fremont at the end of the month.
Brown will be in the state to thank Ben Nelson for the Cornhusker Kickback that infuriated so many Massachusetts voters and helped Brown to win “Ted Kennedy’s seat” in the Bay State.
(He’s not going to thank Nelson? Well, that’s O.K. He probably high-fives him in the Senate corridors.)
That should be a crowded speech at the convention.
We hope to be there.
And we have done our fair-share of knocking Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle, so let us give him a shout-out on his latest idea to legalize fireworks in Omaha.
(Of course this is about a two weeks late, but still.)
His point is that people fire them off anyway and no one enforces the current ban. So why not sell them, tax them, educate people on safety, and everyone wins?
Of course, had a Republican suggested this, every Democrat would scream that the Mayor hates kids who blow off their hands.
Nonetheless, we give him a two bottle-rocket (hopefully not in the eyes) salute.
(Next up: Meth labs! We kid. We kid.)
We will be posting the July 4th Parade photos that we’ve received, next week. There is still time to submit your candidate’s shots!