[embedit snippet=”nebraska-ppp”]The Sarpy County GOP took the unusual step of endorsing retired Brigadier General Don Bacon for the GOP nomination for the 2nd District Congressional seat — in a contested primary.
While not the norm, no one apparently suggested that it was “out of order”, against the rules or anything else. There were all “ayes” and no “nays”.
This was probably common when there was an un-opposed Republican running for Congress. And it may have been a tip of the cap to the recently deceased Jerry Anderson who had a particular bone to pick with Chip Maxwell.
You never really know what may happen at these county confabs. This isn’t that far off the course for these types of meetings, but it had to throw a few people for a loop. And the fact that they stepped out an endorsed in a contested primary is less the point than the fact that no one stood up for Chip Maxwell!
Hello, my name is…
In the mean time, Chip Maxwell managed to get some more earned media with his “NRCC is taking sides” complaint. This time with KMTV in Omaha.
Pretty much the same story KETV had earlier in the week, but good on Chip for hustling for the news. If he’s not doing an actual TV ad during the news, this is the next best thing.
But for the love of name-ID Chip, stop wearing your own campaign stickers in the reports! That’s right up there with Mike Love always wearing a “The Beach Boys” baseball hat. (We get it. You’re in a band called The Beach Boys.)
Yes, Mr. Maxwell, we can see by the chyron that says you are Chip Maxwell that you are indeed Chip Maxwell running for Congress. When you’re also sitting in front of a giant banner with your name on it, what amounts to a “Hi! I am…” sticker isn’t necessary.
And look, I know I’m getting old-er…but is it just me or do the guys doing the news there look like they are fresh outta high school. OK, fresh outta college. (Junior college!)
Maybe I just remember the days of gravitas when Chuck Roberts or Pat Persaud were at the anchor desk and you could count on John Knicely giving the MLB highlights, with cub reporter Ross Jernstrom filing the high school football reports.
I’m not saying Nick Starling isn’t giving us the hot political news (of which he does a fine job)…it’s just that I’m also waiting for him to turn in that “To Kill a Mockingbird” report that was due last Tuesday.
I get that people are disappointed that Colorado didn’t have any vote before the GOP convention delegates chose the Cruz-ers who will represent them in Cleveland.
But remember when everyone, including Donald Trump, was up in arms about this back in August when they announced how they were going to do it?
Yeah, me neither.
I am all for being indignant that this type of system should be changed. But let us not for a minute suggest that this was somehow formed to screw Donald Trump.
When his OWN CHILDREN — who sat with him in The Apprentice boardroom — can’t figure out how to register to vote for their dad in New York, you know no one on the campaign really has their nose to the grindstone on the delegate math.
ICYMI, Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update attempted a funny about the new Nebraska license plate.
But considering the rich possibilities of the subject, their joke was feeble at best.
“Nebraska has cancelled plans for a new license plate design of a man throwing seeds from a satchel, after it was noted that the image was sexually suggestive.”
At this point in the setup, they did not use the image of the plate — which would have produced its own laugh.
“However the new design of a man husking corn isn’t much better.”
It’s an easy chuckle, I suppose.
And SNL bashing is sort of the easy, go-to complaint. But Weekend Update has gone from a funny send-up of the news, straight into a poor-man’s John Stewart-esque proselytizing for the Left.
Watching the rest of the sketch, they did their standard GOP hammering by shaming Ted Cruz with, “Please don’t come here.” Sure the anchors used it for a few funny “New Yorker” jokes. But their Breaking-the-4th-Wall of delivering the news with politics is 99% of the time about spreading a liberal point, as opposed to just making a joke.
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