The presidential campaign this year won't be pretty. As far as I'm concerned, we can kiss good-bye to any hopes for decent members of the U.S. Supreme Court, regardless of whether the new president is McCain, Clinton or Obama. McCain is a contrarian who likes to poke the conservative movement in the eye. This might change if the left beats up on him badly enough during the campaign, but I'm not keeping my fingers crossed.
Conservatives need to work harder and to work local, and to get their (our) act together.
DiAnna Schimek isn't letting the grass grow under her term-limited feet. She appears to be using her last months in office to settle old scores. Legislative Bill 39 is her parting gift to Nebraska's initiative rights and LB 1141 is her parting gift to the state's homeschoolers.
In a move decried by Nebraska home rule advocates, American president George W. Bush entered Nebraska earlier today and urged the state's residents to support Mike Johanns.
Zealous guardians of the integrity of Nebraska's voting process were on the verge of filing a complaint with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosures Commission when they learned from reading an article in the Omaha World Herald that guests at the home of Walter Scott...
...nibbled on chicken skewers, beef tenderloin sandwiches and turkey noodle casserole.
Even though they had paid "$1,000 per person, then rose to $5,000 per couple and $10,000 per couple. Those who gave $10,000 got to have their photos taken with Bush."
In other news, Bush put his arm around the shoulders of Mike Johanns.
When they calculated that star Omaha World Herald staff writer Robynn Tysver had spent nearly 50% of the words alloted to her for coverage of this event on this and similar details, they realized that the local GOP needed no additional punishment beyond having to operate in a state with two of the country's worst newspapers and laid aside any need for further punishment.