New Nebraska Democrat Gubernatorial candidate, Mike Meister, and the late, great, John Candy!
When we first saw (on Saturday) that Meister had reserved the Scotts Bluff County courthouse for an announcement, we knew that he wasn’t there just to announce his announcement at a later date. (a’la Chuck Hagel’s Presidential aspirations...)
So of course we went immediately where anyone would go for the latest 411: Meister's Facebook page.
But Meister had clicked up the latest privacy settings on his page, and now one can only see the most basic info.
Which is why we copied it last week.
Here’s the thing. If you are thinking about running for office -- or even if you’re not -- at least have your page private to only your “friends”. Just a suggestion.
So what do we learn about the REAL Mike Meister from that last bastion of internet honesty?
Relationship Status:It's Complicated
OK, we can dig that. We won’t dwell.
Mike Meister Why do women think that telling you your a great guy or your a nice guy blunts the effect of flaying you open and laying you bare? Anyone...?
Um...er...we don’t really know Mike.
Is that, like, a request? Or an observation? In any case, we’ll just say that, yes Mike, we too have had bad days. (We don’t always go public with said...crap...but you get the gist.)
Mike likes Mark Lakers for Governor.
Well, sure. Who didn't?
Not usually the thing you want to hear out of your candidate...
Mike joined the group Mike's Time Is Now!! Boyle for Governor 2010!!
If only Mike M. If only...
So there ya go, readers. Mike Meister, as only his Facebook friends know him. If you want to know the rest, and how he really was planning to run for Governor all along, and how awful he thinks DH is, and his plans to change Nebraska...well...maybe you won’t find all that on the news.
But we wish him good travels across the state. (And would suggest a driver.)
We will likely have more on Meister after his announcement at 3pm today.
The quarterly fundraising numbers are out for the Congressional races.
In NE-2, we wonder what the DCCC will think of Tom White's showing. One usually expects a targeted race to build up its fundraising numbers as the campaign progresses--but White is going in the other direction.
FEC reports show White raised $150,000 in the first quarter of 2010 but then dips --$140,000-- in the second quarter.
We wonder if come autumn, the DCCC and the rest of its partners will have their attention pulled to races where they are playing more defense than offense.
You may have noticed that the comments section here on Leavenworth Street took quite the bounce in the last few days.
Crazy enough, it coincided with the establishment of “Bold Nebraska”, the Jane Kleeb led group which plans to reintroduce liberal Democrats to Nebraska -- apparently one comment at a time. (You get the impression they cut and paste from Daily Kos a lot...)
You see, Bold Nebraska has a paid staff of at least six -- and another four or five who get invited to the after-hours parties, and well, they have clearly found their voice here on Leavenworth Street.
It is good to know that Mrs. Kleeb, who used to be found on Fox News and MSNBC and the Hawk and Dove and Tune Inn, now finds joy for herself and her staff here on L. St.
Heck, we welcome other voices.
It would seem however, that Mrs. Kleeb is not so welcoming.
How else to see her pique -- nay rage -- at the new competing ultra liberal group on Facebook, Boulder Nebraska. Boulder Nebraska has staked out positions supporting Arlen Specter, Joe Biden and the combined ticket of Obama-Pelosi-Tom White.
But Kleeb doesn’t like the cut of their liberal jib. And she has attempted to silence Boulder Nebraska from their Facebook readers.
Well, for one, Boulder Nebraska has asked about the funding of Jane Kleeb’s group, Bold Nebraska.
(Boulder Nebraska states that they are unpaid.)
It is an interesting question, seeing as Bold Nebraska has become an arm of the Tom White for Congress campaign, providing him with “trackers” to stalk Lee Terry (and his family).
And Bold Nebraska has provided talking points on many issues against Terry and Governor Dave Heineman and various other liberal causes on different websites, etc.
Which is fine -- except that is usually the purview of the political parties. The ones who have to tell you who is giving them money. And, generally, how it is spent.
Jane Kleeb and Bold Nebraska have invented a way to avoid all that nasty reporting, etc.
Well, that’s interesting, huh? Wonder if the MSM will follow-upt?
In the mean time, it’s good to know that SOMEONE is making a decent wage to write on this blog...
And just to throw this out...we are hearing rumblings about a possible "special guest" for the Connor Oberst concert/protest of the Fremont law on 7/31.
We'll just say that our info is sketchy, but that said-special-guest was born in Brooklyn, has run for President and has hosted SNL. And we can't for the life of us see why people would think he would be effective in Nebraska.
But if this never happens, fugeddaboutit. If it does, you heard it hear first...