Two comments and a question about Omaha's mayoral recall election next week:
First off, you knew this was coming, didn't you? The mailer (above) by the people seeking to recall Mayor Jim Suttle, I mean.
It was inevitable the second the supreme idiots in charge of Forward Omaha -- the largest anti-recall group -- decided it would be a fine idea to bus the homeless to the election commissioner's office to register and engage in a little early voting. Well, that and get paid $5 for "training" as election workers (wink . . . smirk).
Second, I really, really hope the Nebraska State Patrol finds probable cause for arresting these morons for something, that they are prosecuted, that they are convicted, and that the judge throws the book at them . . . though misdemeanors the charges be. Political stupidity of that magnitude -- particularly that which sullies the electoral process -- ought not to go unpunished by the universe.
I'll probably still vote to retain Suttle in office, but it'll be a close call after this fiasco.
The main reason to vote "no" in my book is the threat of a Mayor Dave Nabity. That eventuality would soooooooo be deep into "abandon all hope" territory for this fair city.
Still, one must harbor at least a couple of grave doubts about Suttle after he failed to immediately fire -- not just demote -- anyone connected to the bus-the-homeless abomination.
And now the question: The pro-recall mailer above directs folks to this video on Tom Becka's KFAB-radio web page. How is it, exactly, that some recall-istas came to be staking out the election office from a perfect vantage point for taping the homeless folks come off the buses wanting to know where the hell their $5 was?