Don Walton writes in his Monday column about how if the Iran Nuclear deal had been presented in 2000, 2004 or 2008, the votes from the Nebraska delegation might have been different.
Then again, this worthless conjecture conjures up the old Saturday Night Live skit, “What if…”
There was, “What if Napoleon Had a B-52 Bomber?”
And, “What if Superman Had Landed in Nazi Germany?”
These were comedy skits, mind you.
Today, Walton asks, “What if Ben Nelson, Bob Kerrey, and Doug Bereuter could have voted on the Iran Nuclear deal???”
Gosh. What if…
Walton then concludes that Kerrey and Nelson were such awesome “indepedents”…but says they would have voted FOR the Democrat deal with the rest of the Democrats.
So what was that about independence?
Heck, Ben “Cornhusker Kickback” Nelson showed that he was there for the Democrat President in crunch time.
And it is not real clear what all the conjecture is with Walton and Bereuter, since he clearly could have asked him about it in the first part of the interview.
And as far as wondering about Hagel, he said a few days ago in Denver, “I support it…I was part of that process.”
Which is interesting in itself. Since here is what Hagel said three months ago, BEFORE the details of the deal became public:
“How are you gonna verify, how are you going to ensure that everything that you you’ve agreed to is going to be carried out the way the deal in the agreement was made? How do you do that? Unfettered inspections at all times. And you have access to those facilities. And there are ways to do this…and maybe they can’t get there.”
So on the one hand there you have Chuck Hagel putting his line in the sand, and then a few months later, Hagel says he supports this deal, which takes a flying leap over his line.
In any case…what in the world is Don talking about?
Frankly, “What if Spartacus Had a Piper Cub?” was much more relevant…
Then Don points out that State Senator Ernie Chambers made Politico’s “Top 50 thinkers, doers and visionaries for 2015” because of the Death Penalty repeal.
(And shockingly, Don doesn’t mention that they validated enough signatures to put the issue on the 2016 ballot…)
In any case, it is pretty clear that Poltico did not receive the recent “letter” that Chambers sent to members of the Legislature last week.
In a rant worthy of someone holed up in a homemade cabin in the Montana woods, Chambers says he must respond to an “attack” Governor Pete Ricketts made…four month ago! (Ricketts said that Chambers was “soft on crime”.)
Chambers takes to his typewriter to peck out a 10-page letter to colleagues, on official state stationery, which includes a 3-page poem that Chambers wrote about Ricketts..er, “PEETIE”. He includes such lines as, “Capital punishment, oh brother, I don’t give a hoot one way or another,” and calls Ricketts as a “dope” and a “bumbling idiot.”
So is that Thinker, Doer or Visionary?
Speaking of Bob Kerrey, he was recently on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo talking about Hillary Clinton and her email server. See it here:
Kerrey’s point is that Hillary “did an end-run around FOIA requests” by having the personal server. Essentially pointing out that she’s a faker and liar and shouldn’t be trusted.
Well, he didn’t say exactly that.
But it certainly should be implied, right?
Oh but wait, because Kerrey said the exact opposite when Hillary was running for President back in 2008.
At THAT time he said…
“I support Hillary because I like her, trust her, and have confidence in her as commander and chief… She’ll never let you down.”
(Strangely enough, that video is no longer available…)
Of course no one believed him then.
But it’s nice how he is finally coming around.
It’s almost like he is meeting her for the first time.
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