Welcome to the Carl Curtis Open Comment Friday!
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Suggested topics, including some from the past week…
- Your favorite Presidential candidate, and why
- Iranian nukes
- Nebraska schools
- Killing businesses over beer sales at your “charity” concert
Per the Washington Post, Joe Ricketts has thrown his substantial support behind Presidential candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker — to the tune of $5 Million.
(As the late Thurston Howell, III used to say, “That’s walking around money…“)
The Post notes…
(Joe and Marlene Ricketts’) son, Todd, is another Walker donor and co-chairman of his national fundraising efforts. In recent months he has hosted events for the governor and traveled with him on the campaign trail.
Joe Ricketts, the family patriarch, settled on Walker after private meetings over the past year at his New York apartment and his ranch in Wyoming’s Jackson Hole valley. They bonded over their Midwestern backgrounds and conservative views on spending, associates said.
Laura Ricketts, daughter of Joe and Marlene, is one of the Democratic Party’s mega-donors. Pete Ricketts, one of the couple’s three sons, was elected governor of Nebraska last year.
ICYMI, Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, quizzed Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz regarding the proposed Iran nuclear agreement earlier this week.
See a good chunk of the exchange, mainly regarding inspection notification, here:
While Muniz insisted that the inspection agreement includes a 24 day clock (as if three weeks isn’t an inordinate amount of time), Senator Fischer noted that in fact the text of the agreement says it is 89 days.
(Wonder which the Iranians will use?)
When asked on a call about her thoughts on the President’s declaration that it is either this agreement or WAR with Iran, Senator Fischer noted that it is a false choice, and that the President is misleading the people.
On a separate note, Secretary Moniz is a cross between George Washington and Ernest Borgnine.
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