He’s still in the news, and we have many many new readers here on L.St., so here is a blast from the Separated at Birth past:
Jon Bruning and John C. Reilly:
Don Walton of the LJS followed up, as promised, with Jon Bruning.
Not a lot of new info, except that Bruning says he is actually worth more like $ 3-4 million, rather than the $ 17-61 on his filed net-worth statement.
One interesting note is that Nelson’s campaign manager Paul Johnson takes to defending and explaining the Bruning caricature newspaper ad. Gee, could have sworn the NDP paid for that. Good to know there is no real difference between the party and the campaign. Noted.
Governor Dave has endorsed Hal Daub in his campaign for Nebraska Regent:
Hal Daub has my enthusiastic endorsement. His lifetime of experience and able leadership as a dedicated public servant would be invaluable to the Board of Regents.
But when it comes to Senate candidate Bruning, Heineman is a bit more reserved. When Joe Jordan asked the Gov if Bruning has been “on the up and up”, he responded:
That’s for the voters ultimately to decide. That’s what primaries are all about. I think there’s going to be a healthy discussion and there should be.
You may remember that Bruning was a Tom Osborne supporter back in the 2006 GOP primary.
The Mayor of Omaha throws up his hands and says, “Feh!”
Nothing says “leader” like a good “OK, then YOU do it!”.
The Big “O” listed #8 for “Best Cities for Families” by Parenting Magazine:
This quaint Midwestern city with the Missouri River winding through it has strong roots in Native American culture, as well as a historic African-American music scene, with a vibrant jazz presence.
Quaint? Is there a flyover city that isn’t, for the East/West Coasters?
Strong Native American culture? Um, not to be “insensitive” but if it is much more than “minor”, we have somehow missed it our entire lives.
“Jazz presence”? Sure there’s the “…on the Green” part, and a few spots in the Old Market. But, “vibrant”?
Well, nice listing anyway…
Bummer about the East Stadium side this season, eh?
Here’s a Q:
If you are voting in the GOP primary, and you HAD to pick either Perry or Romney, who do you pick?
(Yeah, we get it, you think neither! You say, aren’t all racists the same! They’re so dumb! Save it for another day, ‘K?)
For tomorrow…an interesting look at Nebraska’s Campaign Finance Limitation Act (CFLA), and those involved.