“Burke’s Bulldog” is a contributing writer on Leavenworth St.
Here’s the truth of the matter – the Unicameral is an institution that has bent over backwards to make Ernie happy. He has had a history of saying racist remarks on the Unicameral Floor, and not only does he NOT get criticized for it, he seems to be glorified. There is even a Hearing Room named after him (see attached).
Senators are afraid that he will bring the session to a grinding stop or kill their bills on the floor. Freshmen make it a point to say how much they appreciate him (*cough*Ebke*cough*). And the media? If you can find a negative article about Chambers written by Paul Hammel, JoAnne Young, Grant Schulte, Martha Stoddard or the Omaha World Herald or Lincoln Journal Star’s Editorial Boards, I’d gladly read it.
Go on. I’ll wait.
But if it wasn’t for Nebraska Watchdog and KFOR, Thursday is a nothing day. But both of those entities have hit Chambers before. It wasn’t until Senator McCoy brought up the issue. Then it was the media that arrived late to the party. And here we are today.
One last thing – the big winner from all of this: Randy Gregory.