There is a new candidate in the 2008 race for the U.S. Senate in
Pat Flynn of Schuyler announced on Friday that he has chucked his beret into the squared circle for the Republican nomination for the seat presently held by Chuck Hagel. (Schuyler investment adviser to enter Senate race – LJS –
Flynn will be formally announcing on Tuesday, but in the mean time, he has his “Pat Flynn for Senate” website up that gives an outline on his general positions, and a thumbnail sketch of his personal life.
And for some reason, Flynn has decided to get out ahead of his “history” with alcohol and marijuana use back in his twenties. Now we can understand how one might mention that, sort of in passing, in an announcement or an interview or something, but Flynn makes it the focus of his bio page, more or less.
That’s great that you’re all up-front about your former love of weed, dude, but geez, uh, it’s pretty much the only thing anyone can focus on the day you announce for Senate. Prooooobably not what you want people to walk away with…dude.
[Follow-up, 8/1/07: In his formal announcement, Flynn actually said he was going to run a grass-roots campaign. Just so we're clear, our headline above was tongue-in-cheek. Get it? Good.]
And speaking of the 2008 Senate race, we had lost track of possible candidate Hal Daub as he has been loping across
Last Thursday he was apparently in
And finally for our bizzaro story of the weekend, which features another possible 2008 Senate candidate, Cosmic Bob Kerrey.
So get this: Actor/comedian/wild-and-crazy-guy Steve Martin got married over the weekend to his longtime girlfriend Anne Stringfield in
So who presided over the nuptials? None other than Rockin’ Bob Kerrey! Apparently Kerrey got “ordained” just so he could marry the couple. No word at this time what religion Kerrey’s holy orders are based upon. (Remind us in the future that all references should be to, not Governor, not Senator, but to The Reverend Bob Kerrey.)
[Follow-up, 8/1/07: The OWH's Robert Nelson reports that anyone with a valid marriage license can perform a marriage in California. That's nice. He'll still be The Reverend to us...]