The OWH has an interesting story this morning about a meeting between Jon Bruning and Bob Kerrey in Washington, D.C. yesterday.
Joe Morton tells how Bruning was running back to his hotel after the Supreme Court arguments, and ran into Kerrey, who was eating lunch in the hotel restaurant. Kerrey asked Bruning to join him. Bruning declined, saying he was running somewhere else. They good-naturedly kidded each other (though we would have liked to have a mic on each of them after the other left).
Oh, and the story mentions that the Kerrey camp had attacked Bruning for having a fundraiser in DC, when he was there for the Supreme Court arguments. They go on to note that Bruning was front and center at the oral arguments, and was one of the lead state AG’s on the case.
But one thing that the story is missing…WHY WAS BOB KERREY IN DC???
Here, let us read through the story one more time to find that interesting nugget.
Nothing in there.
Well, let us tell you why Bob Kerrey was in DC.
Wait, no. Let us SHOW you why Bob Kerrey was in DC, and not in some diner in Madison talking about corn prices. Take a look here:
He was there at the Stewart Mott House – seen here walking in with Dem fundraising guru Don Schimanski (the bald guy) — for his OWN fundraiser. (Hey, and a thanks to our secret spies there!) And you can see Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid being dropped off as well.
(Exciting stuff, we know. But oftentimes the Thomases out there don’t believe unless they see.)
You remember Harry Reid. He is the one who arranged the Cornhusker Kickback with Ben Nelson. And then he is the one who negotiated a certain deal with Bob Kerrey to run for Senate. And Bob Kerrey said that deal was important for him to run. Except that Harry Reid said there was no deal and there is no deal.
Oh, but hey, that funder was a thousand bucks a person, so maybe that is part of the deal (if there is a deal).
Also scheduled to be at Kerrey’s funder was Kerrey’s Senator from New York, liberal Democrat Chuck Schumer. So the two of them can probably talk about how to reinstate ObamaCare, Cap and Trade, partial birth abortion and another trillion dollar stimulus.
And who else? Well a cavalcade of liberal Democrats including..
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Senator Daniel Inouye
Senator Dick Durbin
Senator Chuck Schumer
Senator Patty Murray
Senator Max Baucus
Senator Ben Nelson
Senator Michael Bennet
Senator Mark Pryor
Senator Tom Carper
Senator Debbie Stabenow
Senator Carl Levin
Senator Mark Udall
Senator Robert Menendez
Senator Mark Warner
And remember, Nebraska voter: A vote for Kerrey is a vote for that crew. (Well, not Ben Nelson, who decided not to run after he knew Nebraskans would reject him, particularly after the Cornhusker Kickback. But you get the drift.)
Funny how we saw none of that in the paper, huh?
Jon Bruning has a new TV spot out. See it here first!
Little timely ObamaCare spot. Oh, and notice that “endorsed by…” tag at the end! As noted in the PPP poll, Bruning is doing very well — better than any of his GOP opponents — with Tea Party supporters.
(We don’t like the shoulder scrunching thing, but they can work on that for next time…)
Just a note that even National Public Radio’s Ken Rudin says of Kerrey,
“…wait a second, this guy is even more liberal than Ben Nelson, and he may not be the guy for Nebraska in 2012. His numbers don’t look good.”
When a Dem does not have NPR on their side, that is not a good thing.
Um, KHAS copy person, we don’t mean to be unkind, but it is “Scalia”. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
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