It was a very difficult decision, and a gutsy one. But it was a decision that HAD to be made for all the reasons everyone knows.
Trump HAD to fire the Playboy model and keep the other two women fighting, because that is clearly better TV.
And in other news… we too were very pleased with the successful mission against Osama bin Laden. But we will hold off on any political reviews of it for now. Safe to say Democrats, Republicans and Whigs can all rally around the President, the military and all those involved at every level. No need for politics on this.
For a few days, anyway.
Don Walton and others feel that another candidate could get into GOP Senate nomination race, particularly due to issues with Jon Bruning’s support of David Sokol.
We ARE hearing from various sources that a fourth, serious candidate may get in the race by mid-summer.
And that person could potentially get plenty of cash to compete with the two main contenders. Maybe even national support.
We aren’t naming names (right now), but it could change the race dramatically.
From a connected political observer on the proposed Congressional redistricting maps:
We know NE-2 has to lose about 30,000 people. It makes sense to keep Douglas County intact and focus on the growth in western Douglas and Sarpy Counties (per Senator Lautenbaugh’s map).
No matter what map is used, the fundamental is NE-2 is a swing district — nearly equal between Republican and Democrat voters. Elections will be won by the candidate who can hold their base vote and win Independent voters.
And Congressman Lee Terry has been good at that.
Some elections in Lincoln last night. Dems won big.
We haven’t seen much analysis of the results anywhere other than the LJS.
Unfortunately, we have little to give you.
We are sure the area Dems will chime in here.
Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns was recently on a secret trip to Afghanistan with Senator Mitch McConnell and others.
While there, Johanns ran into a soldier from Lincoln. The soldier gave Johanns his wife’s phone number back in Nebraska.
And here’s the follow-up, via a letter to the LJS:
I received a personal phone call from Johanns on Tuesday morning. He left me a message letting me know that he had a visit with my husband and that my husband was in good spirits, looked good and missed his family. I can’t tell you how much it means to hear those words. Not only did the senator give me his personal cell phone number to contact him if I need anything, but he thanked me because he knows it’s not easy for the family members who have soldiers deployed.
Nice to see this kind of work from the Senator, eh?
(First commenter to ID the movie quote from the headline, without the help of the Google machine, wins an official L.St. silver nickel*.)