His website is up at BartMcLeay.com and he’s on the Twitter @BartMcLeay.
As we noted last week, McLeay had telegraphed his intentions earlier, but otherwise we weren’t aware of his candidacy or interest. Former NEGOP Exec Dir Phil Young is involved in the campaign at some level, but we are not sure how, at this point.
From what we can tell, McLeay (pronounced “muh-CLAY”) is a political newcomer. He was born and raised in Omaha — St. Margaret Mary and Creighton Prep — then went to undergrad at Arizona and Law School at University of Virginia. He is now with Kutak Rock, and as we noted last week, one of his clients is David Sokol. You can see his legal resume here.
He will certainly need to spend some time getting his name out everywhere west of Omaha.
More when we get it.
Also on the Senate warpath is Shane Osborn.
Possibly with an attempt at stealing a little of McLeay’s thunder, Osborn put up an introductory video for his campaign.
See it here:
And we don’t know just exactly where the President is going with the whole Keystone XL Pipeline deal. It would seem that he has still set himself up to go either way on it.
He talks of “significant” climate impact — even though all of his administration’s studies have already said there would be none.
Of course the main reason is, that there is no impact from building a pipe.
But of course, the real interesting thing that the President DIDN’T mention, is about any horrible awful dangers of the pipe itself. How ’bout that.
That’s probably because the President knows — as done Jane Kleeb and Standing Randy and all the rest — that the new pipe is a GOOD thing. That we use and will continue to use pipes to transfer oil. And that a NEW pipe is going to be better than an OLD pipe.
And of course, this all gets back to the folks who pay the bills for the Jane Kleeb types, and their plan to turn America back into an agrarian society where we all live in little communities around farms and windmills.
Wooden shoes, optional.
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