As per tradition (sort of) here on Leavenworth Street, see a few entrants in last Saturday's Saint Patrick's Day Parade in O'Maha.
First, Rob Butler for School Board. (Yeah, that's right! We cover ALL the races here on L. St!)
Then Representative Lee Terry for Congress.
And finally, State Senator Tom White for Congress.
There may have been others there, but frankly they didn't send us any pics. Thanks to the camps who did!
We heard a rumor of late (that will likely be confirmed or denied in the comments section) that a resident of Hastings, Nebraska will be running to be the new Chair-person of the Nebraska Democrats.
None other than Jane Fleming Kleeb.
Some of you may know that Mrs. Kleeb -- she of the Scott Kleebs and former employee of the SEIU offshoot "Change that Works", that recently closed shop in Nebraska -- is also running for School Board in Hastings (no word on what her St. Paddy's Day float looked like).
On the one hand she's good for the Dems: (relatively) young and energetic; a good speaker; has organized efforts in the past.
Then again, she has only lived in the state for, what, three years? Not exactly a long time to have been in state to jump to be the head of all the Dems. She seems like more of the Executive Director type, than Chair. But maybe that involves too much work. Who knows.
And then there is the question of her politics. Jane isn't exactly in the mold of a Ben Nelson "conservative Democrat". To say that she is a Beltway Liberal would be credit to all of her talking head appearances on MSNBC and FOX. Would she be the face of the party in Nebraska?
Well hey, beats us. Maybe this is just a trial balloon anyway. But one would think the Dems are looking for something different.
Finally, apropos of nothing, we came across this item on eBay:
It's a Key to the City of Omaha (unlocking the city gates) from former Mayor Hal Daub to someone...in England?
Anywho, in can be yours for a starting bid of two quid. (Shipping Royal Mail 2nd Class Standard.) Bidding closes March 20th!