So Heath Mello is finally, offically going to run for Mayor of Omaha.
Because he was term-limited and, Hey there’s a gig no one else wants to run for!
Mello is only 37 years old.
He has himself a bachelors degree from UNL as a Poli Sci major.
And he is finishing up serving in the Legislature.
The most recent actions he had there was authoring a budget that apparently causes shortfalls and may be in need of a special session to address it.
The funny thing is, nearly any of the Democrats on the City Council would be more experienced to run for Mayor of Omaha than Mello.
But then, they’re not term limited, like he is.
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert had a nice response to Mello running:
She is focused on the budget for Omaha, improving infrastructure, cutting taxes and making the city work.
As opposed to just spit-balling pretend-ideas about nothing.
Not too many months away!
The Executive Board of the Legislature had a meeting about a meeting on Friday, where they complained about the meeting that they may or may not have.
Well, some of them anyway.
Apparently it was important to get on record the actions of Senator Bill Kintner — though that seems like the sort of thing where a report could be issued and everyone says, “Aye.”
But then there would have been little theater.
Of course at the end, Senator Bob Krist complained that the person who wasn’t invited wasn’t there speaking.
Apparently only those invited would be speaking.
Apparently Bill Kintner was not invited and was told that he did not need to be there.
So of course Bob Krist complained that Kintner wasn’t there speaking.
Krist also said, “We can’t carry this circus on!”
And then told reporters, “Whatever phone number (Kintner is) using to talk to God, I want it.”
Ho ho ho! What a card!
Because he doesn’t want it to be a circus…
ICYMI, Andrew Sullivan, a frequent commenter on Leavenworth St., and a Leavenworth St. post contributor, was the one who filed the complaint against Senator Ernie Chambers for mis-use of government property for his “Ernie-grams”.
Chambers does things like drawing caricatures and writing poems to make political points against opponents in Nebraska government, including Governor Ricketts and Senator Kintner.
Chambers defended himself during the Executive Board hearing, saying, “his memos/poems/drawings against Kintner deal with state business.”
Sullivan also questions who is running Chambers’ Facebook account.