Once again, this lays it out for the Lincoln voters: You can vote for Beutler, and spending big money on bike lanes and barber poles.
Or you can vote for Stebbing, who has a law enforcement background and who has experience and results innovating and saving taxpayer money.
(And if you want to hear more from Stebbing, be sure to listen to my interview with him on The Wheels Down Politics Show.)
On that note, Nebraska Right to Life issued this flyer with their endorsements for the Lincoln elections:
As we have noted in the past, you might ask, “Who cares whether the Board of Education member is Pro-Life? Or the Weed Commissioner, for that matter!”
Just remember that most pols get to where they are by starting low and climbing the political ladder. (Think County Board member, City Councilman, Mayor, Governor, Ag Secretary and Senator Mike Johanns.)
Nebraska Right to Life knows this, and wants to push their candidates early — and nip those candidates in the bud who oppose their issues.
Forward political thinking.
The bill in the Nebraska legislature to repeal the Death Penalty got a little national attention last night from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (they’re touting her as the “real news” John Stewart these days).
(You can hear the Nebraska references at the 13:49 mark, and then again in the last minute.)
If you can, like I did, sit through 20 minutes of her talking to herself in an echo-y studio, you’ll note that she references the repeal proposal in “Deep Red” Nebraska, “conservative Nebraska”.
(Gee, maybe if you play your cards right, you could get her to do her show from the Rotunda. It would mean more people watching her than do now…)
It is not clear how this vote is going to go down — and you should expect a fair amount of horse trading at least being proposed on it.
If the Governor really feels strongly about this, it’s going to take more than just a veto.
You couldn’t miss it yesterday with Nebraska Football Coach Mike Riley and AD Shawn Eichorst visiting Washington, D.C., to apparently JUST go to the Nebraska Breakfast at the Capitol.
If you’ve ever been to the Nebraska Breakfast, this is easily the most exciting thing to happen at it since the original Nebraska Breakfast, where the Founders had a meal of whisky and hemp and discussed the Louisiana Purchase.
But note it here, that if Ben Sasse ever decides to run for the highest office in the land, he followed in the footsteps of one of the greats, by trying to push a football play onto the coach.
(We will note that Sasse could be like the “going to China” Nixon, as opposed to the “pay off The Plumbers” one…)
And next week is “Nebraska Wish Week”, to support Make-A-Wish Nebraska.
See their 30 second spot here, and feel free to contribute to this great cause.
And finally, for the “news” you’re REALLY looking for, here is KETV’s report on the UNO Arena’s new Taco Cannon:
Be sure to listen to the recent podcasts on The Wheels Down Politics Show! Tell your friends (and enemies)!