Omaha's Dick Holland has decided to fund the effort to not Recall Mayor Jim Suttle.
And that's fine.
He can obviously spend his cash any way he wants -- and he has.
We just wonder why the various MSM sites, like the local fishwrap among others, don't also cite Holland as the sugar-daddy for the state's main ultra-liberal activist group, run by "Democrat Activist" and protester Jane Fleming Kleeb. (And then there's the constant reference to her's as an "environmental group", as if they're just about keeping tuna dolphin-free.) It's not as if he's just been building music venues with his cash.
And then there's the anti-recallers new mouthpiece...Brad Ashford.
OK, let's just come out and say it: Is there a reason there is an "R" after Ashford's name?
He wants to be against the recall, fine.
But to take a lead role -- THE lead role -- on behalf of Suttle?
Party affiliation should mean something.
Another debate between Lee Terry and Tom White.
Loads of excitement.
You can watch it in two parts via KETV here and here.
A few telling lines on policy issues from the tête-à-tête:
First this line from Tom White:
I will not rebuild nations — Medieval Muslim nations — at the cost of our citizens at home.How about Medieval Christian, Jewish or Buddhist nations, Tom? Tell us again why you needed to include the word Muslim?
Now kiddies, had Lee Terry made that statement, Al Sharpton would have jet-packed into Omaha to picket Terry's mailbox this morning declaring him a bigoted racist.
We will wait (without holding in our minty-fresh breath) for all the liberals to condemn him.
And then there is White's professed desire to have the government set drug prices -- and Terry's response that the market should control this.
This is what you call a major difference between Republicans and Democrats -- Democrats like Tom White. He thinks 1) that drug companies are evil and 2) that the government knows better on how to price their product.
These are the same drug companies that have turned AIDS from a death sentence into a controllable disease. They are companies that make a profit and succeed on the merits of their products. They are not charities. They employ expert scientists to come up with amazing discoveries, and then sell those discoveries, and use that money to fund more discoveries. And they pay those scientist and the people who make their equipment and allllll the rest of those involved in a company.
And the more and more and more restrictions and regulations you put on them, the fewer and fewer innovations you will get out of them. It's called the free market. And Democrats like Tom White fail to see that and figure they're the smartest guys in the room and demagogue the issues.
If you've got no other reason to get off your duff and go to the voting booth on Election Day, there is a major, major one right there.
And, for what it's worth, Esquire magazine has anointed Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson one of The 10 Worst Members of Congress.
Congratulations Senator. Look for your celebratory ham in the mail.
And GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Huskers!