Bankruptcy for Omaha.
That's the message Jim Suttle sent out on the eve of his taking office. On the week of the Omaha's nationwide event.
How's this for an ESPN opener:
"Here we are LIVE at Johnny Rosenblatt stadium, in Omaha, where the new Mayor says they may go bankrupt if they don't raise taxes."Omaha! Rare, Well Done and Cooked!
This is what you get (and will be getting) from the new ambassador for Omaha. Not that Omaha is a thriving city on the move. Not that it has a new ballpark, new buildings and a growing economy in a state that will weather the recession.
Nope. A message about bankruptcy.
Welcome to your new Mayor.
Senator Ben Nelson to KOLN, regarding the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor:
"Some people are quite troubled by some of her comments."And by "some people" he means...? Heck , Rush Limbaugh is likely going to endorse her (though for his own reasons).
Nelson says he's going to quiz the judge when she stops by his office.
"I'm going to ask her the context -- what did she mean when she said some of those things."And that's fine and all, but her "Wise Latina" speech can be read in full. It wasn't an off-the-cuff statement. The "Wise Latina" concept was the basis for the speech.
"My belief is that if she has a very sound hearing before the judiciary committee she'll get approved."How he defines "sound hearing" will make the difference. (But can HE make a difference...)
(By the way, unless there was any question, he is also against a "Single Payer" health care plan.)
Don Walton notes a new Facebook page (and who knew Don trolled Facebook?):
"Nebraska Needs Kim Robak for U.S. Congress 2010"
Not exactly a catchy title, but you get the point.
1D Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is no stranger to taking on former female Lt. Governors (see Moul, Maxine). Of course, to be frank, if you were going to run one of these former Lt. Governors, who would you go with?
OK, thanks. (Then again, looks was 90% of the pitch for Scott Kleeb as well...)
We'll see where this goes.