And here’s what we noticed:
Let’s see. Bruning made a comment to Joe Jordan, saying that he didn’t believe there was anything illegal about the David Sokol, Lubrizol matter.
And why would he?
At the time — oh that was on April 13th, sixteen days ago — there was no investigation, no accusation of impropriety, and the Emperor of the Stock Exchange, Warren Buffet said,
“Neither Dave nor I feel his Lubrizol purchases were in any way unlawful.”
So, no investigation going on. The Chairman and CEO of the company says there is nothing illegal. And a candidate is asked about one of his friends.
And the Omaha World Herald editorial board and the Senior Senator of Nebraska and his campaign mouthpiece didn’t say a word. (Heck, as far as our 8 second research second showed, the OWH didn’t even do a story on Bruning’s original comments — that they are now damning with full barrels of ink.)
For sixteen days.
OH! But now the Berkshire board has come out with additional information on various issues. (Completely inconsistent with Buffett’s original statement if you ask us, but we’re sure he will parse them out on stage over some peanut brittle and a Chery Coke.)
Well way to get on board the issue gentlemen. Glad you could find time to attack the guy you really don’t like. But where were you, say, sixteen days ago? Were the statements OK then, but not now? And if not, why didn’t you speak up then? Do tell.
State Senators Heath Mello and Jeremy Nordquist are upset that their districts may change, creating a majority Latino district in South O.
But Senators, that should be good, right? A Latino rep for a Latino area, right? Last time we checked, Brenda Council and Ernie Chambers weren’t pushing to break up their district.
Could it be that Mello and/or Nordquist fear a Latino candidate will take their job in the next election? Hmm.
Not terribly progressive of either of those fellows, eh?
And we see that the Merrick County board — potential home to a stretch of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline — has sent a letter to the State Department indicating their support FOR the pipeline.
Well, ain’t that a corker. They must be listening to those wacky scientists and experts, instead of those little birds…
And here’s a national question. If things continue to go south with the economy and jobs and the deficit and gas prices and the like. And the President’s numbers continue to drop.
Would or could a draft New Jersey Governor Chris Christie movement pull him into the race?
You can make a decent argument that he could win the nomination and win the White House. Could Christie be convinced? And do any GOPers out there think he could pull it off?
Or even a better question: If Christie got in the race, would any of you Nebraskans be so excited or energized to go campaign for him in Iowa?
Or is there someone else that turns you on?
Inquiring minds wanna know.