Ben Nelson has another ad out, touting himself and criticizing his potential GOP opponents.
See it here:
As we noted a few days ago, Nelson is arguing that this is NOT a campaign ad, but an “issue” ad. So, he says, it shouldn’t count against any independent expenditure totals.
Except in this ad, he not only tries to hawk himself, but knocks the top three GOP Senate candidates while he’s at it. So are we taking crazy pills when Nelson suggests that these and the ones before it aren’t his campaign ads? No sane person would buy what Nelson is selling in a crillion years. The mind boggles.
Anywho, just so we are clear, Nelson was the deciding vote on ObamaCare which cut $500 billion from Medicare, so his “issue” is a load as well.
Nelson then goes on to explain the “tuck rule”, Kenny Stabler’s “Holy Roller” and the Fumblerooskie, and why each were or were not fumbles.
Well, we stopped listening after he mentioned that he was Ben Nelson, standing in front of the words “Ben Nelson“, that he authorized the ad, but then later argued that it wasn’t an ad on his behalf.
Like most Nebraskans, we know toadying to the audience when we see it…
And we may just be speculating…but…we have a feeling the GOP Senate primary in Nebraska is going to get much much much much much much much much much more interesting over the next few months.
But, maybe not. You never know.
We received info that the Nebraska Health Care Alliance will be hosting educational forums this month to help educate the public on the benefits of a Nebraska based health care exchange (which we talked about last month). They will be held in:
October 17, McCook
Chief Restaurant, 606 W B St.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
October 19, Columbus
Dusters, 2804 13th Street
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
October 20, Lincoln
St. Elizabeth’s Regional Medical Center, 555 South 70th Street
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
They will be presented by members of the alliance, including nurse associations, hospital administrators and members from the insurance community.
There may or may not be drum circles, hula hoops, chanting and that Death guy, out in front of each forum. You just never know who is going to show to things these days.
And Skunky Fumble Peas will be our password at the Occupy Omaha “march” on Saturday. Except they won’t really be occupying anything. And won’t say what it is they are marching about. And are not demanding anything specific. And won’t bother walking by Warren Buffett’s house.
But when the first person says “Skunky”, the next person responds with “Fumble Peas”. And then you’ll know that you both want — nay, DEMAND — they bring back “Twin Peaks“.
But you know where you don’t need a password? At Amazon, when you want to support Leavenworth Street. You just click Leavenworth Street’s Amazon.com banner, then go about your business like you always do. And THANK YOU! to everyone who has already clicked! (Tell your friends!)