For those of you following the saga of Democrat state Senator Kent Rogert, Joe Jordan's Nebraska Watchdog has another update.
Jordan first broke the story (somehow) that Rogert, from Tekamah, hadn't paid the sales tax on his speed boat by claiming that he is a "boat dealer". If he is a dealer, he has made less than $1,000 each year by doing so. (For that matter, we're fairly sure that Rogert could also claim to be a lion tamer or Zorro.)
He apparently saved around $3,000 by doing this.
Is there anything illegal by doing this?
Hmm. Pretty sure.
In any case, Jordan first broke the story at Nebraska Watchdog, here.
The OWH followed up (without mentioning the Neb-Dog story AT ALL -- wonder how they got their info???) here.
The LJS also followed up, and had the courtesy to note the Neb-Dog story, here.
And now Neb-Dog has updated here.
But all of this really pales in comparison to the bio Rogert apparently wrote by himself for the LJS back in 2007, as a newcomer to the legislature.
In that piece we get such nuggets as:
- I love my boat. That’s the thing I love the most.
- The only things I’m avidly watching now are “24” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
- I have a thousand (text messages) a month, at least. It’s very freaky (how fast I can do it.) People are like, ‘how did you do that?’
- But it’s pretty hard to beat the ’80s hair band rock. Poison and Mötley Crüe.
- I like cheese.
It just don't get any better than that...