Following up on all things political, we note that the OWH’s Robynn Tysver penned (keyboarded?) her little feature on Jane Kleeb.
Robynn started out the piece noting that “she is often mentioned on conservative political blogs”.
There are so many of those Robynn, to whom could you be referring???
But we cracked up upon reading that Jane doesn’t want to be described as a “Lefty”. She probably doesn’t like the terms, Liberal, Socialist, Bolshevik or Nanny-State Enabler either. But, you know, sometimes labels fit.
Her line was that “her political views are more nuanced”.
May we quote the great film, Diner:
You know what word I’m not comfortable with? Nuance. It’s not a real word. Like gesture. Gesture’s a real word. With gesture you know where you stand. But nuance? I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong.
But you know what always cracks us up?
When a Lefty or Liberal or Progressive, or whatever word they’ve invented for themselves, tells us how much they don’t like their moniker. Because, you know, they are really just a Centrist. Everyone really thinks like them. Or those that don’t are just the extremes.
And by the way, we note Julie Schmit-Albin’s comment about Kleeb:
“She rolled into Nebraska in, what, 2007 and now she knows better than native Nebraskans what needs to be done in this state?”
And Jane gets all indignant about such suggestions that she’s an “outsider” or newcomer.
First of all, uh, she is.
But second of all, it’s not that she’s new. Tons of people are new to Nebraska. And love their new home. Find it a good place to live or raise their kids or work or whatever.
Few however then try to lecture you on the state they just moved to. Like Tweeting:
There are no better people than ranchers and farmers. Strong, bold, caretakers of the land, folks who feed us every day
Oh, really? Gee! Thank you!
“While chant is ‘Go Big Red’, school colors are actually ‘scarlet & cream’. Univ should consider writing a song.”
Central High in Omaha beautiful architecture. Could have been a nice state capitol.
Chimney Rock: Tall!
Oh but sorry. Didn’t mean to “demonize”….
So with stories like this dominating the local political news it must be…February.
That’s what happens in the political doldrums, stories get invented.
Like the recent rabid headlines, “Heineman says Palin is absolutely qualified to be President!”
If you caught that headline on the blogs, you’d have thought Heineman held a press conference and sent out a release heralding the former Alaska Governor and Vice-Presidential candidate as the next coming of Calvin Coolidge.
Then again, YOU watch Joe Jordan’s interview of Governor Dave, and note the tooth that Jordan pulled out of Heineman:
By the way, you maybe remember that Palin was on the GOP ticket in 2008, right? What is DH, a former Romney guy, supposed to say? “No, if McCain had keeled over we would have had the next Libya on our hands.”
As if you needed suggesting, we will open up the comments section for whatever your topic du jour is.
Keep it civil kids.