This is the best the paper has of Nelson? Really?
Heck, we've seen and used plenty of shots of Nelson, but even we would suggest that this shot isn't worthy of the mighty OWH.
And as we note there, are they suggesting that Nelson is a hobgoblin? Because that's the gist we got from it.
Interesting choice there OWH. Interesting choice.
The Capitol Hill newspaper "Roll Call" printed this "Overheard on the Hill" item the other day:
“I don’t even know how to use one.”
— Sen. Ben Nelson, confessing his inexperience with debit cards to reporters Tuesday. Asked about ATM fees, the Nebraska Democrat says he only pays with cash or credit cards and confessed to being “frugal.”Then the OWH picked up on it to quiz Nebraska's senior (citizen) Senator on his use of ATMs and credit cards.
Nelson noted that, "But I could learn how to do it just like I’ve . . . I swipe to get my own gas, buy groceries. I know about the holograms...I mean, I'm not without some skills."
(You know, like nunchuku skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills...)
The OWH didn't follow up on Nelson's original claim that he uses credit cards instead of debit cards, because he's frugal -- missing out on the point that credit cards charge interest while debit cards are just a plastic version of cash. Ah well, we'll assume he has a staffer that can educate him on this machine of the little people.
While Mike Johanns said he has only used at ATM "fewer than five times" in his life -- well at least he was familiar with the concept. But is the ATM really that new fangled?
Why those crazy kids with their ATMs and their Walkmans and their Vanilla Ice.
Question: Are these "ATMs" open on Sundays?
Oh, and by the way OWH: Considering that Roll Call had this story yesterday...no matter what header you put on the story, it ain't an "EXCLUSIVE".
Congressman Lee Terry is continuing to hammer his opponent, state Senator Tom White on White's support of the ObamaCare Health Care Reform.
Recently the Congressional Budget Office stated that the cost of the new law will jump by $115 BILLON, based on requirements for new IRS cost and other new government programs and services.
Terry is asking White how White would propose funding these new costs.
“Tom White supported the healthcare legislation while I did not. The cost of this initiative has now suddenly jumped by $115 billion. My opponent needs to step forward and tell us if he is willing to cut other programs to pay for this new spending or raise taxes to cover it. Either way, he owes us an explanation.”Not to worry though White campaign. Our guess is that this is the last time in the campaign that Lee Terry will mention Tom White's support of the new health care law....