We always believed Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst had his pick in the bag at least by the day he fired Pelini. And that is for one main reason: He will not pull another Steve Pederson — Dave Wannstedt/Houston Nutt/Bill Callahan — type of decision.
If he does, I will personally sell officially licensed torches and pitchforks to the mob out to get him.
The Douglas County Republican Party met last night, and…WAIT! Come back! Where are you going?! No this won’t be boring!
Meeting in a conference room at the Comfort Inn at 72nd and I-80 they…ZZZZZZZzzzzzzz.
Mmmph. Hey. What?
OK, there is no way to save this.
They’re ALWAYS boring! They aren’t sexy! That’s just the way these things roll!
But here is what we learned:
The Ron Paul wing of the Republican Party is still making its move to stay in power. Brian Baumgart may be leaving as DCRP Chairman, but Jon Tucker — a 2012 Paul Convention Delegate — is gunning to take his place.
Standing in his way is Brandon Petersen, a former statewide chair of the Nebraska Young Republicans. The word we hear is that Petersen has the votes…unless he fudges it up (except I didn’t say fudge).
We generally hear that Petersen is the type who is much less likely to criticize a sitting Nebraska Republican Congressperson on Facebook or hem and haw when asked whether he voted for a local Republican.
Also, we hope he — or Tucker, if he pulls it out — will appreciate the importance of a girthy early voter program.
Oh, and they better know how to raise money.
Word is there’s $250 in the bank.
Also seen at the DCRP meet:
- Franklin Thompson (not always there…)
- Pat Borchers
- Brian Buescher
- Aimee Melton (less likely to run for #NE02, we hear)
- Sam Fischer
- Mike Kennedy
- Dan Welch
- Jordan McGrain
- Garth Glissman
- John Murante
- Bryan Slone
- Chip Maxwell
- Jim Tressel
A shout out to Senator Deb Fischer pushing through a new law...
…the E-Label Act, which would allow for companies to meet the FCC’s demands for certification labels by placing digital stamps on a device’s software as opposed to etching information on hardware. The senators argued that the changes would allow manufacturers to save money and pass savings onto consumers. This was followed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) loosening its rules for labeling, stating that manufacturers could bypass etching FCC labels on their devices in favor of labeling by alternative means.
Three cheers for some deregulation! What a pleasant breeze to have government changing, ever so slightly, with the times. Kudos to Senator Fischer for taking the lead on this and banging through a bipartisan idea.
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