Saturday, February 2, 2013

Last Call

A very interesting story in Nebraska shaping up this weekend as the state's Republican lieutenant governor, Rick Sheehy, the hand-picked successor to the state's current GOP governor, has abruptly announced his resignation after the Omaha World-Herald discovered he was making inappropriate phone calls to women on his state cell phone.

Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned his post abruptly Saturday after questions were raised by The World-Herald about improper cell phone calls to four women, other than his wife, during the past four years.

An investigation by The World-Herald discovered that Sheehy made about 2,000 late-night telephone calls to the women on his state-issued cell phone, many of them long conversations held in the wee hours of the night.

READ: Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy's resignation letter

Gov. Dave Heineman announced the resignation at a 10 a.m. press conference.

"I've got a knot in my stomach. I'm deeply disappointed. He's done a lot of good things for the state, but that trust was broken, and he's resigned," Heineman said.

He said he would begin the process of filling the post Monday.

Even better, Sheehy's wife Colleen filed for divorce in July after a 28-year marriage.   The Omaha World-Herald started asking questions, and bang: another GOP hypocrite gets taken down by his own stupidity.  But here's the thing: calling women who aren't your wife on the state cell phone isn't worth resigning over, and frankly being a Republican in Nebraska right now means he still would have won in 2014 after two years had passed on the story.

There's something more to this story.  Something big.  Stay tuned.

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