Friday, August 28, 2009
A-member Jim Esch?
Used to be a Democrat?
Wait...USED to be?
Yup. Jim has announced via everyone's favorite social networking site (no, not Twitter) Facebook! that he is no longer a Dem.
He's an Independent.
Why, you may ask? Well, you're not the only one asking. So have many of his over 3,000 (three thousand?) Facebook friends (including Jane Fleming Kleeb, whose husband Esch did NOT endorse in the Dem Senate primary).
Well, so far, Jim's not saying why.
We've already heard speculation about various office runs (or end-runs, as an "I") that Jim could/would make.
Maybe the "cool kids" table isn't what he thought it would be? I guess we just won't know for a while.
And the Democrat exodus continues.
Former Esch Democratic primary opponent, and later Lee Terry supporter, Richard Carter, has also formally switched his registration to the GOP.
Maybe Bellevue resident Carter can help Esch to make his switch complete.
New Yorker, Cosmic Bob Kerrey demands, "Trust me".
That's his email subject line and request in his fund raising letter out to Tom White potential donors in his run against Congressman Lee Terry.
Greenwich Village's Kerrey says that he knows "a thing or two about what it takes to be an independent voice in Washington."
You see, Cosmic Bob once called Bill Clinton "an unusually good liar". Oh and he also bought you a bridge to a field in Council Bluffs. So there ya go.
But hey, Kerrey can certainly pick 'em.
Just ask President Hillary Clinton.
Or 1st District Congressman Max Yashirin...
And speaking of those interested in the 2nd District Congressional seat, Matt Sakalosky was on Scott Voorhees KFAB show Friday morning.
In his interview he said "absolutely supports" Lee Terry in the job he's doing now.
Um....well. There you have it.
Research 2000 did a recent poll for the leading ultra liberal website, Daily Kos.
Basically it tells you that Nebraskans don't like the Obamacare bill, are glad Ben Nelson is trying to defeat it, and wouldn't have a big problem with him if he filibustered it.
Of course, they try then to spin that Nelson would be in big trouble in a close race -- like he was in 2000! -- if he didn't have Big Democrats supporting him.
Of course...why they glossed over his 2006 win is unknown to us.
Oh wait, yeah, it's because liberal Dems like the Kosites and the Post's Ezra Klein are unrealistic rubes.
(Yeah, we said it!)
Posted by Street Sweeper at 4:15 PM