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August 20, 2011


Bruning’s raccoon story sure has legs

by Deena Winter

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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  1. Dale Gribble
    Aug 20 2011

    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.


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