Starting off your Tuesday morning with an oldie but a goodie Separated at Birth…
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer and “President Taylor” (Cherry Jones) from the TV show “24”.
Has the Secret Service been to Valentine?
Why the Fischer – POTUS reference?
Well, yesterday came one of the first suggestions that Senator Fischer be considered for a V-POTUS nomination on the 2016 GOP ticket.
In a predictions section from Newsmax…
7. The Republican vice presidential candidate is a) Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas b) Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska c) the former governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels d) Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma.
From that group Senator Fischer would be as likely as any, and frankly could potentially be on the short-list once the considerations start.
And then there’s this pseudo-Presidential website already up for Senator Fischer too. (You’ll note it calls her an “improbable” Presidential candidate, but it doesn’t say anything about Veep…)
Intelligent, calm, Armed Services Committee member with already a record of legislative achievement. Hmm…
I want a new drug
Governor Ricketts told KLIN’s Drive Time Lincoln host Kevin Thomas that if Nebraskans vote to keep the Death Penalty next year, the state will likely look for another cocktail of lethal injection drugs.
The Nebraska Radio Network notes…
“Ricketts says it’s possible that implementing a new lethal injection process could be done without the legislature’s approval.”
Call me crazy, but I’m guessing there might just be a little push-back on that. Just a little.
Wonder if Bill & Hillary will come up?
As mentioned before, tonight Donald Trump makes his appearance at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. Doors open at 4:30pm with the main event happening at 6:30pm.
I won’t be surprised to see Trump fill the place.
And people have kind of taken that with a shrug. But I hope you realize that any candidate would salivate for the crowds Trump is getting. When someone else fills a room or a hall or a park, it is considered a big deal.
Trump is filling auditoriums and playing stadiums.
Of course the big question is whether Trump’s supporters — who have been recently shown to be infrequent voters — will also show up at the Iowa caucuses. Of course he would hardly be the first nominee not to win Iowa, but with the number of candidates in the race, it would really make things interesting going into New Hampshire and South Carolina.
In any case, I will be in C.B. tonight, so if you see me, please say hello!
Annnnd, I plan on doing a Periscope — live web video — of the event.
So around 6:30pm, look at my page on the Twitter (http://Twitter.com/LeavenworthSt) and click the Periscope link I put up.
You should be able to click it without a Twitter account, and you don’t need a Periscope account to watch either — but you do need the Periscope ap on your phone or iPad if you want to be able to comment in real time.
It will also be available for 24 hours afterwards.
That’s nearly a decade
Hey tell your friends and enemies about Leavenworth St. and Wheels Down Politics because, hey we’ve been doing this for nearly 10 YEARS!
And thanks for reading and listening!