It was “OmahaMatt@(L. St. is hiding the email address to be polite).”
We noted that oftentimes the WhoIs domain info is hidden using a proxy service. This isn’t uncommon when registering domains, but the Suttle camp hadn’t done this.
And, as a matter of fact, the site info had been updated in August of 2010.
Well whaddaya know, but as of yesterday, JimSuttle.com’s domain registration on WhoIs is now by proxy with all of that information hidden.
Is someone suddenly trying to hide something?
Lucky for Leavenworth Street that we took screenshots of that info (for just such a situation), so it is NOT hidden for you, reader!
Here it is (we blocked OmahaMatt’s full email address):
Now, you can see that under the “Administrative Contact” info, it lists “Suttle, Jim”, but OmahaMatt’s email address.
But, let’s look at another website WhoIs domain registration, where OmahaMatt turns up. Here is the WhoIs for Clear Communication Partners, the group Suttle used for his Mayoral campaign, run by Gary DiSilvestro and Matt Samp:
You can see there that the “Administrative Contact” is “Samp, M”, whose email address is, of course, “OmahaMatt@...”.
So after that fun little game of hide the domain info, the question is, Who is running Jim Suttle’s campaign against the recall?
Is Matt Samp on the team?
Because here is the deal: Jim Suttle himself said that Samp shouldn’t be involved in Omaha politics:
"It doesn't make any difference whether it's perception or reality -- treat them the same," says Suttle. "It's time to part company and I did."Or did he?
Look, voters can decide if Samp should be allowed to be involved in Omaha politics, or whatever else.
But, it was the Mayor of Omaha who said Samp WILL NOT be involved.
So the question remains: Is Jim Suttle continuing to pay Matt Samp or isn’t he?
We will sit here quietly and wait for the response.
(Click here to see back Leavenworth Street posts regarding Suttle and Samp.)