And a Happy Mardi Gras to ya!
U.S. Senate candidate Don Stenberg is getting his party on with a new web video up on the ‘Tube.
See all four minutes plus of it here:
OK for those of you who didn’t click, it is a montage of his announcement speech, with stirring background music.
There is even a cameo of Joe Jordan asking…well, we don’t know what Joe was asking. He wasn’t subtitled. Or mic’d … well actually he DID have a mic on his tie. Oh well. But for some reason he was left in (later seen from and back and seen shaking hands with Don), and Don responds to his question about Jon Bruning, we think.
Even more interesting on the Don Stenberg YouTube page is his speech at the CIR reform rally from the other day.
We even get shots of Bruning smiling and applauding Don’s applause lines.
Intentional? Well moving the tripod, or using a closeup were certainly other options.
Thin gruel for discussion? Well, there is a good year to go.
Speaking of rallies, the Pro-Life Legislative Day is tomorrow (3/9/11) at the Capitol in Lincoln.
Julie Schmit-Albin and the crew will be chatting up Senators and would like your help.
The Keystone XL Pipeline issue continues to be batted about.
A group of military veterans, from Generals to Sergeants, came out with a letter in support of the Pipeline — basically noting the importance of getting oil from a neighboring ally, as opposed to the Mid East.
And you may have seen that Senator Mike Johanns believes the State Department should take time to further review the issues presented.
But just remember that those who are really pushing to stop the pipeline really aren’t interested in “moving” the pipeline. They want it stopped altogether. They don’t want the oil from Canada, and hate oil as a rule.
Note what their leader, nutrition expert Jane Kleeb, said to Joe Jordan: “Our first choice is no pipeline.”
All of their supposed concern about safety and the location and all of that is just subterfuge to reach their main goal: stop the flow of oil. That’s it.
Did you notice who introduced all of the Republican Presidential hopefuls in Waukee, Iowa on Monday night?
That would be Nebraskan Pete Ricketts.
Also there was former Godfathers CEO Herman Cain — the Hermanator! — running himself.
It will be interesting to see if Cain — who these days considers himself coming out of Georgia than Nebraksa — can gain any traction. If you get the chance to hear or see him, do it. Engaging guy and a great speaker.
If he gets named, could this be a stepping stone admin gig for Hagel? Then move up to Defense or State if there’s a next term?
Remember, you heard it here first.
Do you care? Yeah, well, that’s all we got.