GRAZED & CONFUSED
LINCOLN, NE - To nobody's surprise, New York resident and Nebraska Senate candidate Bob Kerrey has quickly endorsed lame duck Senator Ben Nelson's scheme to raise grazing fees on federal lands - a political move targeting Senator Deb Fischer's family business.
NEGOP Chairman Mark Fahleson today cited Kerrey's previous votes in the senate against increasing grazing fees as proof that Kerrey was, once again, either confused on the issue or simply building a campaign heavy on posturing and politics and very light on principle.
"Bob Kerrey has shown Nebraskans that he will change his mind in a New York minute on almost every important issue," Fahleson said. "If we can't trust him to be honest on grazing fees, we certainly can't trust him to be honest on taxes, spending, or health care."
Fahleson also blasted Senator Nelson for using his official title and resources to engage in "an act of political retribution" against Nebraska's Republican senate candidate.
"Ben Nelson has had 11 years in the senate to address grazing fees and has done absolutely nothing," Fahleson said. "To target Deb Fischer in this manner is typical of a politician who, like Bob Kerrey, is too out of touch to serve Nebraska."