We saw that former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced a Presidential Exploratory Committee. Got a website up. And a fancy logo.
So there’s T-Paw’s and J.B’s logos with the sort of chopped-off flag flying.
So who else has a site up? Well, Herman Cain has his Presidential Exploratory Committee…um…exploring.
And we can see his logo alongside Don Stenberg‘s. Both going with that Red Star theme.
Don’t know if Stenberg was trying to follow along with Governor Dave Heineman’s logo and font. But we had heard someone suggest that Governor Dave had borrowed the idea from another popular brand.
(Apparently the “e’s” in Heineken were tilted back to make them look like they are smiling…)
But you wanna see something really wild?
Did you know that Newt Gingrich and Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle have the EXACT SAME supporters?
(As pointed out by a Leavenworth Street reader.)
Who’d a thunk it, huh?
And speaking of signs, a little bird pointed out the signs held up by the We-Hate-Oil people, led by Jane Kleeb in the Nebraska Capitol Rotunda the other day.
And we are told that this is specifically forbidden. No signs are allowed in the Rotunda. As a matter of fact, we have heard that supporters on an issue are not even allowed to wear lapel stickers for their issue.
But then Jane is not known for being a stickler for the rules.
And as long as we are looking at it, we just noticed again the slogan (other than the “Windmills Not Oil Spills”, sigh) on their sign: “Stop the TransCanada Pipeline“.
Not “move” the pipeline. Not “make the pipeline safer”.
It is STOP the pipeline.
The funny thing is, this effort in Nebraska is a very small battle within the much larger national concerted Enviro campaign to stop the Canadian Tar Sands oil altogether. If it mirrored the old pipeline route they would have simply found different reasons to hate it. They hate oil and they especially hate this new Canadian oil.
Mull that over as you begin paying $4.00 (or more) for a gallon for gas this summer.