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  •  Is there more? (7+ / 0-)

    Perhaps Mr. Sheehy was doing more than just calling his girlfriends on the public's dime? This doesn't seem to be the kind of thing that my state's Republican administration would be so upset about unless he was doing more than merely making phone calls to his girlfriends.
    Lt. Gov. Sheehy was doing a LOT of traveling around the state during these four years. It could be that someone drew the lines between the dots and found that public funds were being spent to subsidize his dalliances in the way of transportation, rooms, dinners or gifts.

    Gimmee back my country!

    by NebraskaLefty on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 11:15:57 AM PST

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    •  NebraskaLefty, how did Sheehy fare .... (1+ / 0-)
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      .... on the "family values" scale? Most Republicans have to at least pay lip-service to it, but did he go further and criticize lifestyles he did not approve of?

      "We should pay attention to that man behind the curtain."

      by Ed Tracey on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 12:15:38 PM PST

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      •  Too busy (7+ / 0-)

        He really isn't a "whacko family values" kind of guy, just your typical Nebraska Republican.

        I really don't believe the issue is so much one of that fact he couldn't keep his stallion in the stable as it is likely there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye. I think the investigation into the phone calls probably unearthed some other kind of dirt that the Governor is now very busy trying to keep that swept under the rug.

        The important thing is that Lt. Gov. Sheehy was the frontrunner in the race to replace Gov. Heineman, who will soon be term-limited. His resignation will affect this race in ways no one can predict. Hopefully, if the NDP doesn't do as it usually does and fubar everything up, we have a good chance of having  a Democrat elected as governor of our state.

        Gimmee back my country!

        by NebraskaLefty on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 01:26:37 PM PST

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    •  The calls appear to be the tip of the iceberg: (4+ / 0-)
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      Oh the tangled webs he wove

      A Bellevue doctor who was one of Sheehy's telephone friends says the two had a longterm relationship and that the former lieutenant governor told her they would marry one day.
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      She told The World-Herald she became romantically involved with Sheehy after meeting him at an out-of-state meeting for emergency responders in 2008.
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      She said that Sheehy told her he was unhappily married and that he planned to divorce his wife and build a new life with her

      Sheehy's wife filed for divorce a month later, but Hatcher said that instead of hearing from her former lover, she heard rumors about him having an affair with another woman.

      “He said, 'Oh, no. They're just rumors. Don't listen to them,'” she said.

      I voted for the human beings.

      by denig on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 02:02:12 PM PST

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