Fortenberry harkens back to City Council days in Esquire
Cal Fussman — one of the best journalists out there — has an interview with Jeff Fortenberry in Esquire online. (A shorter version appears in print.) He actually got Fortenberry to say some interesting stuff. Like this: “I used to be on the Lincoln City Council. You learn that there’s never enough money for all of the police officers and fire-fighting apparatus you’d like to have. There’s never enough money to manicure the parks as perfectly as you’d like to see them. So you have to make decisions: What are reasonable fees and taxations, and what are the reasonable services to be delivered to your people? In Nebraska, we have to balance our books. That’s a good lesson for America.”
I’d like to see the pie chart that shows what percentage of Fort’s life has been spent in Louisiana, Nebraska and the ever-increasing Washington slice.