“(Her)aggressive, partisan, attack style politics don’t serve Nebraska very well.”
As reported by Joe Jordan, Heineman went on to say that:
“if Kleeb wants to make changes she needs to find a new approach.”
Of course Heineman is just pointing out the reality.
Kleeb, a self proclaimed expert on nutrition, with her liberal political group Bold Nebraska, has been leading marches and letter writing and ads against the “dirty tar sands oil”.
(You know, as opposed to that “clean” oil everywhere else.)
Their agenda, from day one, has been to get rid of ALL oil — and especially the oil from Canada.
The pipeline has simply been their favored method of demonizing the whole process. Kleeb herself has said that their goal is not a “safe” pipeline. It is NO pipeline.
Let’s repeat that:
Their goal is not a “safe” pipeline. It is NO pipeline.
So what do they do? They propose bills in the legislature that would put strict liability on TransCanda for any pipeline damage — even if by eco-terrorists.
Does that sense? Of course not. But then Kleeb attacks the legislature for not listening to “experts” (do nutrition “experts” count?) — essentially calling them a bunch of hayseeds.
Of course, Kleeb doesn’t mention that an expert — one on ground water, from UNL — specifically stated that “When people say the whole Ogallala Aquifer is at risk, they’re wrong.”
And here’s the thing:
Even as gas prices approach four bucks a gallon…
And there is a plan, supported by military veterans, to get oil from someplace other than the Mideast or Venezuela…
And there is a plan to create jobs with it…
…Jane Kleeb would be against a pipeline where ever it is.
If it was moved to only to be routed over solid granite, with a Canadian with a mop stationed every ten feet, they would STILL oppose it.
Because they don’t like the tar sands oil — or any oil at all.
They will be flying their windmill powered jets to lobby in Washington, DC, you see.
More via Joe Jordan:
The full quote from national political analyst Larry Sabato on the 2012 Senate race, FWIW:
Atty. Gen. Jon Bruning, could have enough strength to bring Nelson down. Recently, state treasurer Don Stenberg, who lost to Nelson in the 2000 contest, announced a challenge to Bruning, but few think he will succeed given his earlier defeat.
And hey, a little shout-out from CNN (H/T Micah Mertes) to the St. Paddy’s Day partiers in O’Neill, Nebraska:
On St. Patrick’s Day, the city of about 4,000 doubles its population, with visitors flocking to see the painting of the shamrock (it gets a fresh coat of paint every year just before the main celebrations), O’Neill’s grand parade (scheduled this year for Saturday, March 19), Green Eggs and Ham — a children’s breakfast that features green scrambled eggs — and other activities.
They point out that you can see the O’Neill shamrock — painted on the road — via Google Maps.
We checked. Yup.