From a purely political perspective, today was "Senate 2012" day in Nebraska. Governor Dave Heineman candidly and forthrightly told Nebraskans that he loves being governor, and will not be a candidate for the United States Senate in 2012. Tomorrow Attorney General Jon Bruning will likely announce his candidacy, and it's quite possible that other Republicans will soon follow.
What's that all mean? Well, Ben Nelson and his sleazy Cornhusker Kickback are back in the spotlight.
Recently, my wife watched a PBS Frontline special on ObamaCare. Although most know that Frontline is editorially left-of-center, the ObamaCare documentary had an accurate segment on Sen. Ben Nelson and how he sold his vote for Obama Care. If you haven't seen it, here's the relevant chapter:
Take a special look at the image at 5:35. Rest assured that will be seen again, and again, and again . . . .
Ben Nelson embarrassed Nebraska with his Cornhusker Kickback. He seeded a national cloud of doubt about the honesty and integrity of all Nebraskans. In November 2012, we will elect a new Senator who will listen to Nebraskans, someone who won't engage in sleazy backroom deals like Ben Nelson's Cornhusker Kickback.