Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sometimes I Really Hate My State

It's bad enough that I live in a deep red state. It sucks that even Nebraska "Democrats" like Ben Nelson vote solely on party lines - the Republican Party. But this state is so ridiculously off the deep end that even government officials feel a certain permission to treat President Obama (who did win one of Nebraska's five electoral votes) as though he were just some guy and not the President of the United States.

Obama Cigarette Portrait To Be Replaced With Official Portrait At Nebraska's Adams County Courthouse

HASTINGS, Neb. -- The Adams County Courthouse meeting room will soon be getting an official portrait of President Barack Obama nearly 18 months after Obama was elected.

The portrait will hang in a spot that had held a framed black-and-white image depicting the President with a cigarette hanging from his mouth. That photo -- a notorious fake -- drew a complaint from a county official who found it disrespectful.

County Supervisor Eldon Orthmann, a Republican, told the Hastings Tribune that he had the smoking photo matted and framed at his own expense. Orthmann said he had hung it next to an official photo of Gov. Dave Heineman as a joke.

County Supervisor Lee Saathoff, the board's lone Democrat, said Monday that U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson's office is sending the county an official presidential portrait.


T. Paine said...

That is not cool. I agree with you on this one, Splash.

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

That is asinine. Yet I live in Texas. You know what is strange?

I like in Fort Worth TX and see more Obama stickers on cars then any other politician.

Maybe democrats are more vocal...NOT!

I think a lot of people secretly have voted for Obama. He did not loose by much considering this is Texas.

Oh well...red states are quickly becoming purple states.

Dave Splash said...

Nice to see sanity spreading to other parts of Texas besides just Austin!