Congressman Lee Terry is up on TV in his race against Brad Ashford.
See it here:
This is a nice piece by Terry, touting his work for veterans.
This follows up on Ashford’s contention that Reps should spend more time in Washington.
Yes, MORE time.
On the face of it, you’d think, “Yeah, they should work a longer week and blahdidty blahdity blah.”
And Terry even agreed that they should have longer sessions.
But that’s not what Ashford wants.
He wants Members to spend more time in DC hobnobbing (that’s right HOBNOBBING!) with each other so they can get more cozy and scratch each other’s backs more often, and the like.
Said Ashford: “We need to spend more time in Washington, and we need to build relationships.”
To his credit, Terry gave the perfect response (per the OWH):
Terry said he agreed with Ashford that Congress needs to spend more time in session, but he didn’t agree that they needed to spend more time in Washington, D.C.
When Congress is in session, Terry flies home on Thursday or Friday and returns to Washington on Monday or Tuesday. During his days in Nebraska, he spends time meeting with constituents in his district.
“The reality is that I need to spend as much time with the people I represent and not out there socializing for the sake of it,” Terry said.
Terry also argued that four days a week in Washington is enough time to get to know colleagues — Republican and Democratic.
This is interesting to see, right out of the gate, that Ashford is putting his foot in his mouth and saying dumb things that he thinks is “common sense” and folksy.
This is Ashford’s reputation. He’ll fire off whatever’s on the top of his mop, Sense Be Damned!
We all look forward to it.
And in the mean time, the OWH also reports that the DNC will be supplying ten (10!) people for Ashford’s campaign.
That’s an entire staff. (Be interesting to know what they’re paying.)
But hey, no one thought this race was going to be easy.
Duke it out.
And may Gaia help you if you think Bard Ashford is your guy.
Here’s a good one.
Carol Blood is running for the Unicameral.
And she wants to let you know who her role model is.
None other than…Kathleen Sebelius!
Yes, THAT Kathleen Sebelius!
The architect of ObamaCare!
Well, how about, the the architect of the ObamaCare website!
The, sorry we can’t work that right now site.
The, sorry we can’t give you any numbers right now website.
The, sorry, yes we canceled the insurance you liked website.
Yeah, because when you think “Trust”, you think Kathleen Sebelius!
Good on ya, Carol.
We’re guessing Retired Col. Tommy Garrett might be inspired by others than Kathleen freaking Sebelius.
You know, like Eisenhower.