Here is what you need to know about the Nebraska Supreme Court decision about Bob Kerrey’s Senate candidacy: The OWH accompanied this online story about a court decision regarding subject matter jurisdiction…with a photo of Kerrey looking wistfully into the distance on the bridge bearing his name. And then it has a photo gallery of “Bob Kerrey through the years“.
You want to know why we got into blogging? It is because of stuff like that. Yeah, we noticed.
Oh, sure you could read the ruling that states that the SC dismissed the case because Kerrey filed so late that any objection to his filing shenanigans is outweighed by the requirements to print the darn ballots! That, friends of the court, is what is known as a “technicality” — as pointed out by attorney and NEGOP Chairman Mark Fahleson (buried at the bottom of the OWH story…)
But let us hear from Louisianan, and New Yorker Kerrey campaign manager Paul Johnson (probably invoking Louisiana’s Code Napoleon), who says that the court dismissed a frivolous lawsuit. Really, Paul? Gee we missed that when we read the whole opinion, but we are sure you can come up with it somewhere. Maybe while Kerrey is siting down with Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid next week at his posh Washington, DC $1,000 a person fundraiser, he can delve into that somewhere. And then he and Schumer can talk about the best places in Manhattan to find some good deli.
Look, we believed soon after that the GOP was going to have a difficult time winning this case based on the evidence before the court. But it is interesting that we now know that no matter how much you jack around with your candidate filing, as long as you wait until the very last minute to file, you will be OK.
And we wonder why a Democrat polling firm found Kerrey’s unfavorables up to 51% after Kerrey’s two statewide ads ran for weeks…
The Nebraska GOP Senate candidates debated last night. But as we suspected, Jon Bruning, who temporarily took part over a video hook up, eventually gave up because of bad audio. Those things almost never work, and we really don’t know why Bruning agreed to do it in the first place. As his manager noted, he is taking part in four debates with the candidate prior to the primary. That is a very reasonable number, and as much as Don Stenberg or Deb Fischer would like debate him ten or fifteen times, it just is not going to happen. And you cannot convince anyone that four is not enough when the reality is that the public is unlikely to pay attention to one.
In the mean time, we are waiting for more numbers from the recent PPP poll on this primary (and will update as soon as they are published), but the report yesterday was Bruning with a 25 point lead. That being said, the Washington County Republicans had a Straw Poll last night! It was of 79 people, but the results were as follows:
Deb Fischer – 46
Pat Flynn – 17
Don Stenberg – 13
Jon Bruning – 3
Now we are not saying this isn’t scientific… but when Pat Flynn comes in second, you start to think that maybe we should just be happy that they had a nice turnout on a Monday evening.
We still are not sure if enough outrage has been made about the President’s “hot mic” comments to the Russian Prime President. He stated that he needed the Ruskies to give him some “space” until AFTER the election, when he could then negotiate with them without fear of those pesky voters.
You got that America? President Obama has acted with restraint while courting voters these past 4 years. But after he gets another four years, he will allow himself to get his freaky-deeky liberal thing ON. Give him another four years and he will be able to go stimulus and ObamaCare and Solyndra crazy. He will go on a four year worldwide apology tour, making sure that America bows to any and everyone.
And we are only be a little hyperbolic. Hey, we didn’t say it. The PRESIDENT did. Oh, and as soon as that came up it freaked the Poles the hell out. (They have a little history with the Russians, see.)
But let us pull this back to our Nebraska race. If 68 year old Bob Kerrey were elected, there is a pretty decent chance he’d only bother with one term right? He certainly has a history of not bothering with reelection. At 74 would he really want to drive around diners in Beemer and Holdrege, trying to explain himself? Not likely, yeah?
So while Kerrey may try to sell his Nebraska roots to you, he is really all about Bob Kerrey and what HE thinks should be done in Washington. And a Bob Kerrey, answering to no one, freed up to vote however he wants, means more ObamaCare, more Cap and Trade to cure the world of global warming. More stimuluseses. More everything.
But if you play your cards right, Omaha, you could get yourself ANOTHER bike bridge over to Council Bluffs. Isn’t freedom wonderful?
We want to thank you all for reading Leavenworth Street, telling your friends, and particularly for continuing to support us by making your Amazon.com purchases via our links up top. You always get great deals on Amazon, and your anonymous support, at no extra cost to you, is greatly appreciated.
But again, the one thing we ask of you is to TELL A FRIEND! Like us (or whatever the hell it is) on Facebook. Follow us on the Twitter (where we post updates and comments throughout the day and on the weekends). Be the person who brags to your friend, “Oh, yeah, I’ve been reading Leavenworth Street for a long time? New, are you?” and then you can give that long, haughty sniff that shows you have the upper hand. (We aren’t sure where that gets you, but it’s always fun.)
Thanks for reading and commenting and coming back every day!