Between the College World Series, NBA Finals, World Cup (oh, and work) it had been tough to squeeze in the politico issues.
But we can always find some time for a few links.
First, we were looking for an excuse to post this Separated at Birth, and the Objective Conservative wrote an article on Jim Esch which you can read here.
So with that in mind, we give you...
The original Bad Boy of 2nd District Democrat politics (um...or whatever) Jim Esch, and the original Bad Boy of the (original) Karate Kid, Billy Zabka!
If you are well read on the Google machine, you may have noticed that the National Republican Congressional Committee came out with their nine focused races for Republicans for 2010. Lee Terry is on that list.
Of course while certain Dems are hootin' and hollerin' about this, please keep it in context kiddies. Lee Terry is on the list because the NRCC's counterpart, the DCCC, has Tom White on their list. (Although lib blog Firedoglake is still convinced that Jim Esch is taking another shot at it...)
And why is Tom White on the DCCC's list? Because of the success of Barack Obama in the 2nd District on 2008.
Which didn't translate into success for Jim Esch in 2008.
And which 2008 success does not transfer to 2010.
And hence, doesn't translate (or transfer) to Tom White.
But hey, the DCCC can spend their money anywhere they want.
And the NRCC will counter it.
And the local TV and radio stations can light cigars with thousand dollar bills.
A Leavenworth Street reader, The Unicycle Guy, sent us the Esch-Zabka SAB above, as well as the pic below of a recent billboard up at 72nd and Pacific in Omaha:
Note this is the same "Rock N Roll" that put up this billboard a few months ago:
We were notified that while Dems such as Boyle and Hassebrook are abandoning Mark Lakers, there are other Dems who are providing outright support for Dave Heineman!
Gale Lush, is listed on the NDP website as a "Chair Appointee" to the NDP State Executive Committee.
Lush is also the President of the Nebraska Farmers Union PAC.
And the Famers Union PAC recently announced their endorsement of Heineman in the 2010 Governor's race!
Gale Lush of Wilcox, NEBFARMPAC President said, "Governor Dave Heineman has earned our endorsement based on his proven track record of achievement on the wide range of issues that impact rural voters.”Can Vic Covalt be far behind?
And an Amen! to Tom Shatel's column today regarding the fence that has been put around Rosenblatt:
All this because the last CWS at Rosenblatt figures to attract a number of first-time visitors to our mecca (not MECA) on 13th street. Wait until they see the fence. Won't they be impressed?
Whatever the reasons, the timing couldn't be worse. This figures to be the most emotional CWS ever. Why make it harder? The CWS is all about memories. Will the obstacle course take away from these final memories?Blame the City or the NCAA? Either way, it ain't pretty.