The newsywebs were aglow yesterday when the Death Penalty Repeal camp announced that “GOP” politico Dan Parsons had joined their team.
Well, “joined” is one way to put it.
“Hired” would be more accurate.
Yep, Parsons is now part of “Nebraskans for Public Safety” (I’m itching to discover how getting rid of this punishment makes the public more safe…).
But Parsons is a PAID consultant.
He ain’t workin’ for free.
And yes, as the OWH notes, Parsons has worked for Kay Orr and Don Stenberg.
But more recently, he has supported…
- Democrat turned “Independent” Senate candidate Jim Jenkins
- Uber Liberal Democrat Lincoln City Councilman Carl Eskridge
- Freedom to Marry supporter Donna Colley
Which is all fine.
But let’s maybe rein in the talk of “what a conservative Dan is, and therefore conservatives should follow his lead” (which is, of course, the gist).
Dan is a hired gun
There are lots of them in Nebraska.
And there’s nothing wrong with that.
But rather than tout his “conservative bona fides” maybe just note that he’s a paid political consultant.
Who, by the way, will be paid from George Soros’ money this time around.
Tank the Frank
Whoa, OWH’s front-page, above-the-fold story on Rep. Brad Ashford wanting to get rid of Congress’s free-mailing privilege (the “Frank”).
Well, that’s fine.
Didn’t exactly note in that story just who Ashford was influencing to vote on that bad boy in the House. Minority Leader Pelosi? Likely Speaker McCarthy? Maybe Rep. Chaffetz?
Just wondering how the Freshman plans to put this through.
But in the mean time, Team Ashford will continue using YOUR MONEY to advertise for Ashford’s Congressional campaign…er…“mass communications”.
Let’s credit the OWH’s Joe Morton for noting this:
One Ashford Web ad, which featured an image of someone in uniform saluting an American flag, touted Ashford’s Facebook page and his position on veterans’ benefits. “I’m working to ensure our nation’s vets get the healthcare they’ve earned,” the ad read. “Like my page.”
(Of course, this is 13 paragraphs into the story, and sure as hell ain’t on the front page or in the headline…)
So maybe Ashford will let us know when he stops advertising for his Congressional campaign with YOUR money.
At least when you Frank a newsletter there’s presumably, some news in it.
When you spend $1000 on a web ad — that’s all we get. An Ad.
Brekekekex koax koax
And then there’s the OWH’s story about Democrat Douglas County Commissioner Mike Boyle and the rest of the Democrat “majority” on the County Board. Boyle sponsored a resolution from the Board, “Honoring Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, for his long years of public service and accomplishments in Congress.”
How about paying back the taxpayers for the electricity bill for the waste of everyone’s time in “honoring” Boehner.
Was that a joke? No seriously, was it done over drinks and with, like, a clothes-pin on his nose or something?
Because not only is it stupid in and of itself, but it would be difficult to find a less sincere vote possible.
Heck, at least Cavanaugh Family Dynasty member who’s on the board had the decency to go to the back of the room and ignore the witless palaver.