Don Walton, of the Lincoln Journal Star, has in the past 'fessed up to his infatuation with Bob Kerrey.
I'm a little embarrassed by the rather rhapsodic view of a Medal of Honor winner written by a young reporter.Don is now an old reporter, but apparently the bromance continues. Reporting today on Bob Kerrey's financial statement, Don merely notes:
Leading sources of income: New School University, president emeritus, $916,000; The Jones Group, a clothing apparel business, board member, $965,000; and Sidney Kimmel Revocable Trust, consulting, $800,000.A normal person, let alone a political reporter, would surely be curious about a $800,000 payment for 'consulting'. But Don even trims the Omaha World Herald's already rather cursory description.
$800,000 in consulting fees from Sidney Kimmel Revocable Trust. Kerrey called that his primary gig after he stepped down as New School president, helping a company in Israel sustain its research into low-energy nuclear reactions. The project ultimately was handed over to the University of Missouri.As I've discussed below, this is a very curious gig indeed. The company, Energetics Technologies, does research in the scientifically discredited field of cold fusion (euphemism: low-energy nuclear reactions). The 'research' is based on a crackpot theory of quantum gravity superwaves™ promoted by disbarred quack Irving Dardik, who co-founded this company with Kimmel. Dardik was banned from practicing medicine for bilking multiple sclerosis patients $30 K - $100K apiece for his phony superwave™ treatments. Wouldn't a political reporter want to know what Kerrey did for this mysterious and distinctly kooky company that was worth nearly $1m?
Monsters' wives stay sane by never inquiring into what the monster is doing. Don needs to decide if his bromance trumps his job.