We would also note that Jane is using as a vehicle for her personal brand of liberalism, the entity known as "Bold Nebraska".
We first heard of Bold Nebraska back in November of 2009 when they ran a TV ad criticizing Lee Terry, recycling the same spot used in at least five other races around the country. But we couldn't find out anything about Bold Nebraska (well... we knew they were "bold"...because it's in their name), except that they had some sort of ties to the something called "Clean Energy Works" and the Sierra Club.
Well, Bold Nebraska is out of hiding now and they are (apparently) headed by the aforementioned Mrs. Kleeb.
But there are quite a few Nebraska Democrats who either A) haven't or hadn't heard of Bold Nebraska or B) aren't really crazy about her group.
How do we know? Well because we read Facebook, of course!
Jane was up on her personal page (not to be confused with her "Jane Kleeb for School Board" Facebook page, or the "Bold Nebraska" Facebook page) touting the merits of Bold Nebraska (prior to Jane's arrival in Nebraska a few years ago, Nebraska apparently wasn't very bold).
On there, she noted that "we are starting bold nebraska". (de-emphasis, hers)
And one minute after her Facebook post, Nebraska Democrat National Committeeman Vince Powers asked, "Who's we?"
Vince never got a straight answer to his simple question.
But the back and forth was certainly interesting to us political watchers. Here's how it went:
Jane Fleming Kleeb 95 perct of americans want more civility in politics...one of the many reasons we are starting bold nebraska http://futuremajority.com/node/10494
Now a few things:
Hillarious that the woman who wants to lead a state political party, who protests her own meetings with Members of Congress, and whose organization's first ad was a parody hit piece, would suggest that her group is going to be more "civil". (And where did the $170K for that ad come from, anyway?...)
And then there's the party Committeeman calling her out for not working to elect member of her own party.
Not to mention just bashing the concept from the start!
It would seem that Janie didn't vet the idea with the (Vince) Powers That Be in the state. And maybe they, and many others, aren't nuts about the Kleebs attempted takeover of the state Democrats.
But hey, we don't really have an iguana in this fight.
But we do hope there's more Facebook kvetching in the future.
Oh, and when Jane and the Democrats express their yearning for more bipartisanship in government, be sure to point their noses to their Majority Leader Harry Reid -- who was behind barelling the uni-partisan health care bill through (against BI-partisan opposition).
And then here's another example: Reid moving for a cloture vote to proceed to debate on the financial regulation reform bill -- despite Republicans urging for more bipartisan negotiations.