It’s that time of the week again…the Carl Curtis Friday!, where we honor the conservative Nebraska Senator who was a Reagan Republican before there were Reagan Republicans.
Jump your bad-self down to the comments section and opine about all things conservative and non-conservative.
(Keep it civil, don’t suck, etc., etc…)
An alert reader fired off an email noting that the Nebraska Democrat Party’s Chair of Chairs (a dude named Bud Pettigrew, whose name sometime shows up in the comments) has this pic posted on his Facebook page:
A comparison of former Senator, and likely Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum to terrorist, and killer of thousands, Osama bin Laden.
They’re both “religious” you see.
And thus endeth our summary of who is leading up your Democrat party in Nebraska.
The State Board of Education must have felt that their press clippings were getting a little light, so they decided to stir up the Pat McPherson controversy again.
This time, they’re codifiying a rule that “encourages” members of the Board to put “disclaimers” on their writings.
You know, like the thing every press flalk puts on the Twitter, “opinions are my own, re-Tweet does not mean endorsement”, or some such.
Because, you know, this is the important stuff you expect your State Board of Education to be discussing during the limited and valuable time they have. (Apparently this is what happens when they’re not discussing how much was raised at the Bake Sale, and who is going to lead the Prom committee.)
Here, SBoE, I’ll handle it for you.
You just attach the following to the end of your emails, automatically, underneath the disclaimer about it going to the wrong person:
Yes, I am ON the State Board of Education, but that doesn’t mean I LIKE Pat McPherson. Yes, I’ve sat next to him before, and we exchanged half-smiles before sitting down at our big table. But that does NOT mean I endorse ANYTHING he says, and if I had heard of his blog before the election, I totally would have disclaimed THAT. But I didn’t. So I didn’t. But I WOULD have.
Just cut and paste.
Well, Governor Ricketts vetoed the Gas Tax. And now we get to see if his Veto makes any difference.
And if not, a topical discussion would be, Why not?