All through the campaign, Nelson's talked about fiscal responsibility, which simultaneously crowing about the pork he's brought home. What's his line going to be, now that he's got a seat right next to the barrel, with his hand on the lid?
Nelson said he’ll approach the task with three goals in mind:
* identify and reduce needless spending.
* improve transparency and accountability in the appropriations process.
* work with local officials in Nebraska to “ensure Nebraska priorities are recognized in the Senate.”
What that means, Nelson said in a telephone interview, is that “Nebraska is going to get its fair share now.”
By "fair share", I would imagine that means a restrained approach to appropriations, or does it mean that we'll get our "fair share" of needless spending?
And now that Nebraska has a hand in the cookie jar, how beholden are we to the folks that pushed the chair to the kitchen counter? We'll just have to watch his voting record this term to see if there's a sudden shift to the Left.