We won't have this cornhusker to kick(back) around anymore

At the NYT:

Senator Ben Nelson, the embattled two-term Democrat from Nebraska, said Tuesday that he would not seek re-election in 2012, giving Republicans a decided advantage in their drive to win his Senate seat and a leg up in their effort to bring the Senate under Republican control.
 
“Simply put,” said Mr. Nelson, 70, in a video released Tuesday afternoon, “it’s time to move on.”
Maybe he just decided it was time to be able to eat out without causing a riot.  Since he's been considered a relatively conservative Democrat, what were people at the pizza place po'd about?
 
How soon we forget.
 
But apparently not in Nebraska.
 
Things will be interesting (h/t Tom).