The day that New Yorker Bob Kerrey announced that he had “changed his mind” and decided to run for U.S. Senate (in Nebraska), he had this exchange with Nebraska Watchdog‘s Joe Jordan:
Jordan: Did (Democrat Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid make any promises to you?
Kerrey: Yes he did.
Over the weekend, addressing the unfolding Bob Kerrey Kickback, Senator Reid said,
“Kerrey was promised nothing.”
There is no misunderstanding that, eh?
So, who is lying here folks?
Bob Kerrey has said (at least) twice that Reid promised him something. As a matter of fact, Kerrey told Joe Jordan that Reid’s promises were “important” to him. So by the admissions that Reid and Kerrey had “lots” of conversations before Kerrey changed his mind to run, one would have to assume that if Kerrey did NOT get said promises from the Democrat Senate Majority Leader, he would not have run.
So if Reid is now saying he didn’t promise Kerrey anything, then either he is lying or Kerrey dramatically misunderstood him, or Kerrey is lying.
And if Kerrey misunderstood him, and now discovers what was so “important” to him, in order to run, was all just a sham, maybe Kerrey needs to reconsider?
Hey look, Chuck Hassebrook’s name is still on the ballot. We are sure that it would be no skin off Jay Noddle’s nose if Kerrey moved out of the guest house and went back home to his wife and child in New York City.
In any case, see Bob? This is what it is like when someone goes back on a promise they made to you. Now what other promises are you going to present to Nebraska?
And remember, it was Kerrey who famously called Bill Clinton, “an unusually good liar.”
Maybe Bob took lessons.
And continuing on Kerrey, come on Omaha World Herald! You cannot expect New Yorker Bob Kerrey to have an opinion on every Nebraska topic!
Kerrey was busy for weeks trying to decide if he should change his mind, getting Harry Reid to “promise” things, typing out a “heads up” email to Chuck Hassebrook, calling his sister to see if her basement couch was free for nine months — that kind of stuff. So Kerrey has had no time in the past year and a half to reach an opinion on the Keystone XL Pipeline!
Because on the one hand…environmentalists. And on the other hand…unions. And Paul Johnson has probably not had time to message poll out the issue to tell Kerrey where to stand. But you know, Kerrey does note that…
“Whether you solve (climate change) with Cap and Trade or some other alternative, I think it’s one that in short order we’re going to regret not doing.”
So even if Kerrey would not be in favor of blocking Tar Sands Oil from coming into the U.S. — since China could get it anyway — you can sure as heck bet Kerrey will be in favor of some other radical enviro plan to “change the Earth’s climate” by making you pay more for everything and killing jobs. Oh, and that will be while China and India laugh at you in the unemployment line.
But listen, you have to give Cosmic Bob tiiiimmme. He just moved into Jay Noddle’s guest house, for Pete’s sake! He is currently trying to decide if that new interstate that connects Westroads to Burke High would be a good idea or not. (At least that is how New York Senator Chuck Schumer described it to Kerrey…)
Great quote from Congressman Lee Terry, marching on Omaha’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday:
“Frankly, this is a staple for politics. If you’re not here, you’re not a candidate.”
(Searching for Kerrey in the parade lineup…searching…searching…
And one last bit on the Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender protected class ordinance before the Omaha City Council, that we discussed last week.
These things do not come out of no where, of course. Ben Gray did not suddenly have an epiphany, and decide that Omaha needed an ordinance to solve a problem for which he had no evidence of.
No, these things get pushed by those with the cash in town. And who is one of the city’s wealthiest pushers of social agendas?
Why that would be Bob Kerrey’s Central High School basketball co-fan, Susie Buffett! Are her pockets deep enough for you?
And heck, we are not sure what it is Ben Gray does for a living, but we would not be surprised to discover that he is associated with her, one way or another. And in any case, Susie’s dad, Warren, owns the local newspaper. Wondering how that fishwrap comes down on the ordinance?
Do you really have to ask?