Pence’s Pesky Pest and more — #NebDems News

OK, we cannot ignore the obvious from this week’s debate between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence.

A huge black housefly perched atop the vice president’s white coif and stayed there for an excruciating long time. It took the electric internet by storm — it is buzzing, if you will.

Heck, the insect even got a Twitter account: @MikePenceFly___, who now has some 150,000 loyal followers.

That and the fact that one of Pence’s eyes was red and exhibiting some sort of horrible distress did not stop the pundits from panning the debate, including Esquire’s Charles Pierce.

“History will remember Pence’s performance in the debate for two reasons beyond the fly on his head and the fact that something else appeared to be crawling out of one of his eyes.

The first is his absolute and obvious contempt for the two women — Harris and moderator Susan Page of USA Today — with whom he shared the stage. He repeatedly interrupted Harris; the Democratic campaign already was selling, “Mr. Vice President. I’m Speaking.” T-shirts, as well as Biden-Harris flyswatters. He simply bulldozed Page on the agreed-upon time limits. He wasn’t as grotesque about it as his boss was last week, but he left the rules in pretty much the same shambles.

Kamala Harris did what she had to do. Meanwhile, the hollowed-out shell that once was Mike Pence proved conclusively that it has been filled to its top with Donald J. Trump. If I weren’t laughing at the fly on its head, I might have found that sad.

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Kara Eastman bested Rep. Don Bacon in a pair of debates this week as she marches toward reclaiming Nebraska CD2’s Blue Dot in the Electoral College tally on Nov. 3.

CD1 candidate state Sen. Kate Bolz will debate Rep. Jeff Fortenberry on Sunday and Monday. Links to both events are at the end of this blog.

Meanwhile, Bolz received a HUGE endorsement Thursday from the Omaha World-Herald:

“In Nebraska’s 1st U.S. House District, this year’s election provides an important opportunity to advance one of the State Legislature’s most capable and dynamic members to service in Congress. That candidate is State Sen. Kate Bolz.”


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