Do you need a pre-Turkey appetizer of politics while you throw back some Joe and listen to the parades trundle past Macy’s?
Of course you do!
First, KMTV tells us that brand-spanking-new Communications Director for Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle has banned them! They’ve been banned! (Well, apparently from any interviews, anyway.)
And for what?
For releasing public information.
Seems KMTV reported on salaries of City departments heads and the Mayor. So, of course, Aida Amoura-Rezac, a former reporter herself, blackballed ‘em.
Now some will argue that no one is watching KMTV anyway (zing!). But really, is this the way to go into a campaign? Pissing off the local media? (And of course that is beyond the whole outright ridiculousness of Amoura-Rezac-Gerard’s actions.
There is an old saying about picking fights with people who buy ink by the barrel. There must be a similar one regarding people who buy video tapes by the crate.
But of course that’s only a lead-in to the news that Suttle has filed a for a restraining order in District Court because he wants seventy-five — 75! — additional days to fight the Recall signature review process.
An additional two and a half months? That’s some slow counters.
Oh, but it’s basically so they can try to bitch and moan about every single signature possible. The anti-Recallers claim that people weren’t — gasp! — told the whole truth when they signed the petitions.
Is that riiiiight???
Well, we have an actual photo and video of a certain Mayoral candidate holding a sign telling voters that he was going to lower property taxes.
How many extra days to we get to contest that?
Keep counting Phippsy. Keep counting.
Michigan Senator Debbie “Florence Henderson” Stabenow got the Agriculture Committee Chairpersonship — instead of Ben Nelson.
Some had suggested that Nelson would get the Ag Chair in order to keep him from switching parties. Now that he didn’t get it, we will see him marching down the aisle with Mike Johanns and the gang right?
Hey Leavenworth Street readers, on this day of giving thanks, we would like to tell you how thankful we are for you coming to our blog and reading and writing yourself!
Leavenworth Street has grown in readership in each of the four years we have been around, and we are looking to embiggen in year number five as well.. (With some changes? Hmm….)
So as you fall into that tryptophan coma, dream of a place where politics is discussed, fun is made and a good read is had by all.
And then come back to Leavenworth Street to experience it in real life.