We interrupt this post to feature a ridiculous helmet-haired lie, that proves there is some “there” there.
Ben Nelson in Politico responding to the complaint that Nelson’s campaign ads, featuring him and paid for by the party, are actually campaign ads, and not “issue” ads, as Nelson’s camp pleads:
Nelson said Thursday morning he was not aware of any Senate ethics complaint, but characterized the FEC complaint as purely political.
“That’s politics. That’s politics,” Nelson told POLITICO. “This is the Democratic Party putting these [ads] on and because they mention me, I’m involved. But this is not something we, our campaign, is putting on. This is just to get a headline.”
“There’s no violation here,” he added.
They are ads with Nelson talking to the camera. They don’t “mention him”. It IS him. This is a basic campaign ad. The only question really is, what’s the penalty for their cheating.
But this is the best he’s got? Really?
Watch this one kiddos, because with that sort of lame defense, it is looking much much more likely that Nelson is going to get in some trouble over this.
The final day of polling by PPP says Barack Obama cannot win Nebraska.
But he could come close in NE-2, or is actually ahead in NE-1. Yup.
Apparently Nebraskans (and not just GOP Nebraskans this time) don’t have a majority Favorable view of any of the GOP candidates, but all of them beat the President in a head-to-head matchup, statewide.
It is worth noting that they left out Herman Cain in both the Favorable and the head-to-head with Obama questions. Yet they polled on both Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. Hmm.
And, we would note that unless we are reading it wrong, there is a not a party breakdown by district. So it would be nice to know how many D’s, R’s and I’s were polled in each Congressional District to achieve these numbers.
And FWIW, we wonder a bit if everyone actually knows what knew District they are in. But anyway, here are a few numbers to gawk at:
(If at some point the GOP nominee is someone other than Romney or Perry, just click on this link for Gingrich’s or Bachmann’s or Paul’s numbers, if that helps…)
Note that “Base” is the statewide number.
Well John Ewing’s Congressional campaign is officially derailed.
Just wait until Gwen Howard starts kicking out her ads…
(evil music) “John Ewing is a scofflaw. Even as a former cop, he ignores tickets. And when John Ewing wants to take time off with his family, is he in Nebraska? No. COLORADO!” (happy music) “Gwen Howard celebrates in Nebraska only. Vote for Gwen.”
Here is our only question on the Ewing matter: If Ewing was a cop and pulled over Jim Esch for drunk driving, would Ewing have let off Esch if Jim had used the “Do you know who I am?” defense?
Discuss amongst yourselves.
My, that story disappeared from the Omaha.com front page quickly.
And you have to dig waaaay down to find it on their Metro News page. Is someone trying to bury this?
Check back to Leavenworth Street on Monday for more on the John Ewing story…
We still watch with some wonder at the whole “Occupy Wall Street”. Can we all be honest that these are people with nothing else going on and they just like to protest? Every worthwhile commentator notes that when you walk through the crowds, there is just a menagerie or generic “protests” going on. There is no focus. There are no demands.
People want to compare these hippy-wannabes to the Tea Partiers, but there is a significant distinction. If you boil down the Tea Partiers demands they are: Leave us alone!
The OWSers basic demand is: Gimme!
We received a few comments when we linked some OWSer’s set of demands from their website. The critique was, Hey these aren’t everyone’s demands! Stop lumping them all together!
And to that we say, tough luck hippies.
If we had a nickel for every time the Tea Partiers were called “racist” we would be so rich that they would change “Occupy Wall Street” to “Occupy Leavenworth Street”, and the filthy mobs would be breaking the glass at Barrett’s Barleycorn and climbing up the Bronco’s sign.
So when we say every single protester is socialist/communist putting their hand out — nay, grabbing — we are comfortable with that analysis. Because that is the hippies’ M.O. for how to judge other “movements.”
They are basically a Grateful Dead audience waiting for the concert to break out. Eric Cartman should throw them in the basement with a bag of Doritos and a hacky-sack and be done with it.
It is only October, but at this point the Burying Beetle is the top nominee for Politician of the Year.
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