DMV Gives Nebraska the Bird

By: Mr. Wilson on May 22, 2009
The bird wins! The bird wins! The bird wins! ... Which is odd, really. Because weren't we assured by DMV Director Beverly Neth and the Governor's office that there was no way the initial results were incorrect? It doesn't bother me so much that they were wrong. What bothers me is they insisted they were right despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Sure it's a tiny issue, but that makes their obstinate attitudes even more puzzling. Why couldn't Governor Heineman step up and say, "You know what? This does look bad. My office will look at the numbers and consult some experts and we'll get back to you." Would that have been so difficult?


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May 22, 2009 at 4:28PM

Would that have been so difficult?
For our governor? It’s excruciating.

May 22, 2009 at 5:24PM

Bravo on the title of this post, by the way.

Dave K
May 22, 2009 at 6:31PM

I’m disappointed in the governor’s handling of the issue, starting with his lack of consideration for outside design help.  We rarely have an issue that is ‘fun’ ... meaning it’s neither moral nor political, and doesn’t have much bearing on our day-to-day lives.  This issue gave Nebraskans the rare opportunity to come together and produce something that (almost) everyone can agree on or be proud of. That would seem like something difficult to pass up on, but the governor clearly had no problem doing so.

Then there’s the issue with denying that the outside link had any influence on the results.  I listened to the governor’s spokeswoman on the radio and she provided evidence for how that link didn’t affect the results.  What happened to that?

In any effect, we have a new plate, and the governor has a major PR blunder.  The latter was unnecessary.

May 23, 2009 at 3:16AM

Look, I voted for the guy, and even I am floored by how stubborn he is. I’m through with the guy.

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