Bruning’s raccoon story sure has legs
I knew when I was first tipped off to Attorney General Jon Bruning’s comment comparing raccoons scavenging for beetles to welfare recipients that it was a story.
A big story.
A story with legs, so to speak.
I guess I was right — it was picked up by local media, statewide media and now, one of the most influential political commentators of our time: Jon Stewart. Click below to watch Thursday’s segment of the Daily Show, which included Bruning (in his Husker polo shirt) making his now-infamous raccoon-beetle comment: (Wait for it, it’s about six minutes into the clip.)
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AG Johnny B should know his state history better. Back in the day many of our opponents were still segregated. To them we were the Coon Huskers.