Nebraska Democrats won't call Omaha KMTV Ch3's Dave Roberts back. Nor will Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson.
That's what we learned in a recent story on Channel 3.
See it here (if vid doesn't load for you, here's the link):
Roberts did a story on the new Ben Nelson TV ads, and continually searched for local Democrats, such as Nebraska Democrat Party Executive Director Jim Rogers, as well as Nelson's press secretary to comment on the spots.
But they were nowhere to be found.
Here's the funny thing. The, "Hey I didn't get your call!" used to work in 1977.
But in the era of home phones with answering machines, work phones with voice mail, call waiting, visual voice mail, e-mail, instant messaging (instant!), and cell phone belt clips, if you're not talking to the press you are making an active effort to avoid them.
So why would the Dems, and Nelson, avoid KMTV?
Heck, Nelson is running ads trying to spin his story. You would think they would be calling up the press trying to give interviews left and right -- you know, like Nelson did just after his "Yea" vote on the Health Care Re-form bill in December.
Now? Not so much.
Could it be that Nelson is trying to convince you that he didn't really vote for the bill that Democrats are only now realizing that a majority dislikes?
Well, maybe they were all in a meeting tyring to find some Dems to run statewide. Sometimes when your phone is on vibrate, you can't feel it buzzing. Same thing when you are in denial.
And hey, Dave Roberts! Look, we've all watched enough TV sitcoms to know that 555 is NOT a real phone number!
Btw, for those of you using Internet Explorer, we have solved the problem with the new format, and you should be able to read Leavenworth Street in full.
Now get Google Chrome, or at least Firefox, already wouldja!