2010 Quotes – part 1


I have decided a run for Governor is not in the best interest of my family. Anne and I have sixteen grandchildren – 13 in Omaha. I can’t put them through a campaign that will undoubtedly sink to the lowest level.
Mike Boyle.  Though apparently his wife didn’t feel the same way.

I’d have to say that nine out of ten people that come up to me thank me.
Ben Nelson, on the Cornhusker Kickback

I think we’re truly finding that “snow” is a four letter word.
Jim Suttle

“I’m very disappointed in your vote Senator.”
“Somebody get him the hell out of here!”
“It was definitely a scene in there.”

Patrons of Dante Pizzeria as Ben Nelson exited the restaurant.

…in Massachusetts, they are willing to elect a guy who doesn’t believe in evolution just to keep the Democrats from having 60 votes.
New Yorker Bob Kerrey on new Senator Scott Brown (R-MA)

Scott Brown believes in evolution but in the case of Bob Kerrey he’s willing to make an exception.
The Brown campaign, in reply to Kerrey

Senator Nelson’s actions (i.e. the Cornhusker Kickback) specifically hurt Coakley who was forced to backtrack on her opposition to the abortion restriction amendment.
Massachusetts Dem Senate candidate blaming Nelson for her loss

[Ben Nelson’s abortion language was] only an ‘accounting procedure’ that will do nothing to restrict [abortion] coverage…
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

Congress should not force the American people to step in front of a bus to avoid a freight train.
Mike Johanns

Give Ben the Boot
Nebraska Republican Party, after the Cornhusker Kickback

I’m not going to stand here and hear that I didn’t stand my ground, because I believe I did.
Nelson, to a Pro-Life crowd on his caving to ObamaCare.

Nebraska’s Sen. Ben Nelson, scheduled to receive honors for his pro-hunter work, was a no-show at SCI, and when his name was mentioned, the crowd booed.
story on a Reno, Nevada hunter event

The deal now known as the “Cornhusker Kickback” may have been one of the biggest blunders in modern political history.
TIME magazine

Nelson later joined (California Senator Barbara) Boxer at her end of Reid’s office, greeting the Californian with a big hug.
Washington Post, on the backroom deal for ObamaCare

I can stand the heat, so I’m staying in the kitchen. I have no plans to hang it up in 2012.
Ben Nelson


Smart, confident, organized, soft-spoken.
Don Walton, on Gov candidate Mark Lakers


Street Sweeper sounds like the name of a Dickens character. Imagine some guy in black wearing a stovetop lid and carrying a broom.
Don Walton

This trillion-dollar tragedy is just bad medicine.
Lee Terry, on the the newly passed ObamaCare

…hold a special place in your memory for Mr. Nelson, without whom none of this would be possible.
–  Wall St. Journal on the passage of ObamaCare


He’s a popular person. Yet, a Presidential return in late Fall offers Obama little serenity.
– intro to Leavenworth Street’s post about the President unveiling the Ben Nelson statue

Greta: Who came up with the idea that $100 million would go to Nebraska (for the Cornhusker Kickback)? Was that your idea?
Nelson: I think it was the idea — someone’s idea to put it in.
Greta: Someone?
Nelson: There were various people involved at various times.

FOX News’ Greta Van Susteren interviewing Ben Nelson

In Nelson’s case, the cost was one hundred million dollars.
PBS Documentary on backroom dealing for ObamaCare, and the Cornhusker Kickback

Business as usual is not the business we like, and all those back room deals for Nebraska and others it’s just wrong and we can do better!
Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown

Jane, I asked a few questions about your new project you call that “hating” – you might want to reread your post about civility.
Democrat Committeeman Vince Powers, to Bold Nebraska’s Jane Kleeb on Facebook

(Part 2 coming at Noon today – Wednesday)


  1. Anon says:

    Vince Powers talking about civility is a hoot. The guy is so far to the left he has no clue what civility is. Not too mention he is still carrying a grudge around on the 2000 election fiasco. If you want to see Powers civility in action just watch the activity in court with the Suttle recall. Heck the only political operative less civil than Powers would be the “former” State Senator, and failed Congressional Candidate, Tom White. Not really a lot of difference between them either.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Shall we post some of Gov. Tinyman’s and his staff’s quotes about denying any problems at Beatrice? Or, how about we post some on him speaking against President Obama’s stimulus funds while using them to artificially prop up his budget? let’s be sure to post some of Schmidt-Albin’s lame excuses for not trying to protect the unborn in the pre-natal care termination program initiative of Tinyman?

  3. Anon says:

    Anon 1120- News Flash, not too many people really give a large rodents rectum about your position and commentary. You can be sure this is the truth by looking at the election results in November. While I will agree there are those that do, they are by far in the minority. Not to mention the People are very tired of your ilk. Yet as this is a country where you can state your opinon, and must be responsible for them, you points are duly noted.

    Oh and Beatrice is doing so much better now:) Thanks for playing.

  4. Dennis says:

    About Vince Powers and civility in court, just ask J.L. Spray about how Powers conducted himself in connection with the recall lawsuit. Spray will tell you that Powers was a gentleman and was good to deal with. Don’t believe everything you read on this blog!

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