There was this guy who is all-in for The Donald. He was waving his home-made sign out on the southwest corner, doing his best to prep everyone for the Big Announcement on Tuesday.
The scalpers (which I have to ASSUME is a word that we are NOT allowed to use anymore…) were more aggressive than he was.
And there were some, but not lots of Death Penalty initiative petition peeps out there as well.
I will confess that I’m not up on all of the rules as far as advertising who you are and why you’re there, but the “anti’s” should at least take comfort in the fact that these guys were nearly invisible in the crowd.
You really needed to know that they might be out there, and pretty much seek them out in order to sign. This guy had just started, and was very polite (let me take a pic of his board).
But these guys are working hourly, so they really don’t care if they get signatures or not. They get paid either way. They really weren’t yelling (much) about what they were doing — say, in the way the Trump guy was.
They almost need another person next to them with one of those spinning sign boards saying, “Sign the Petition HERE” or somesuch.
I suspect that they will get the signatures they need to get it on the ballot (though probably not to halt the law). But it looks to be slow-going at the moment.
Maybe it’s more of a county fair thing…
Hey the Griswolds are on their way back from the great European Vacation.
Sort of an interesting strategy — talking to people who have already invested in the state. (Sort of reminds me of that scene in the movie “Dave” where the imposter-President notes that it doesn’t make sense to try to convince people that they really love what they already have.)
In the past these types of missions — to China or Cuba, for instance — involved signing new deals in emerging markets. This seemed more like a trip for a trip’s sake.
But hey, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe there will be great new things for the state that will emerge from it. Fingers crossed.
And finally, Deena Winter at Nebraska Watchdog notes that Vince Powers of the Nebraska Democrats says he will sue Governor Ricketts to get additional documents regarding private/public consultant Jessica Moenning’s relationship with the Governor.
According to the story, Powers wants:
• The clients (Moenning) represents in her consulting business.
• The amount of salary and benefits she receives from Ricketts. Ricketts hasn’t disclosed her compensation.
• The content of records, emails, text messages and all her other records related to her work for Ricketts.
• Any assistance she receives, such as office space, paid utilities and Internet access.
This really isn’t surprising, likely won’t end here and will probably continue on as long as this arrangement continues.
So there you go.