He also visited the Great Wall of China where he sported his…
…Shane Osborn for U.S. Senate t-shirt.
Me thinks this was less to try to drum up support from inner and outer Mongolians for Shane’s next campaign, and more to thumb his nose at the Chi-Coms for detaining Shane and his flight crew down on Hainan Island after one of their jets clipped his reconnasiaince aircraft.
As I noted on his Facebook post, maybe a better shirt would have been…
You can see more of Borchers’ photos and stories from China on his Facebook page.
Senator Deb Fischer wrote an Op-Ed in the OWH this weekend with Federal Communications Commission member Ajit Pai.
In it, they spelled out their disagreement with the Obama Administration’s current plans for changing the way the internet operates.
Fishcer and Pai point out that the current plans for “net neutrality”, based on the way telephones have operated since the 1930s, would only hamper the current speed and innovation under which the internet in the U.S. now operates.
Fischer and Pai are in favor of policies that would encourage high-speed broadband development, encourage private investment and re-work how the Universal Service Fund operates.
Read more of the Op-Ed here.
In an article in which he refers to Moenning as a “rock star”, he notes that she is a privately paid consultant working on various public and political matters in the state.
(Interesting that apparently she is paid by the Gov, but also gets a check from Nebraskans for the Death Penalty, while she helps them organize.)
Interesting as well that Walton didn’t bother to list her other current clients beyond Governor Ricketts — since that is the base of much of the debate around her current position.
But all that aside, one point to quibble: Don notes that Moenning took over the Ricketts for Senate campaign back in 2006 when “it was clear that Ricketts could not win.”
That would have been in JULY of 2006. Walton had decided five months before the General that Nelson had it locked up, eh? Funny then that Nelson had many hard-ball negative ads against Ricketts during that time — even though the race was a fore-gone conclusion.
And July 2006 Don Walton didn’t think the race was over:
Although Nelson leads Ricketts in all the early polling, Nebraska’s voter registration numbers dramatize the danger facing the Democratic senator and the Republican challenger’s opportunity.
Nelson won his first Senate term in 2000 by 15,000 votes when the Republican voter registration advantage was 145,000.
It is 207,000 today.
However, 184,000 registered independents also have an opportunity to choose between Nelson and Ricketts in November.
Also funny that Pete had negative ads running, personally criticizing Nelson, up until Election Day. In other words, he wasn’t just positioning himself for a run at the Governor’s McMansion eight years later.
But then again, we are seldom surprised by revisionist history by Don.
He’s the guy who is currently bitter that there will be too many K.C. Royals on the All-Star team.
Don’t worry Don. We’re sure the Yankees will buy them all up so they can make the All-Star diamond covered in pinstripes next year. (You know, like they always do.)
And yes it’s Day 7 and we’re still waiting to hear who in the Democrat Party knew about the “despicable” dirty tricks in Lincoln…
…And if Congressman Brad Ashford is staffing up his campaign with these same people.