Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Satan, laughing, spreads his wings...

Somewhere, probably either in Frankfort or Prestonsburg, Greg Stumbo is laughing.

With yesterday's e-mail sent by the Anne Northup campaign about the state hiring persecution, Stumbo's mission edged one step further to completion.

He has succeeded in his major goal that was set forth when he launched the probe. He has split the Republican party and has managed to get folks whom we otherwise regarded as intelligent and well-informed to buy his belief that Ernie Fletcher is a criminal.

Stumbo had no interest in prosecuting crimes. His interest was in politically damaging the governor. Apparently he succeeded.

We are astonished at the number of Republican officials and bloggers who have swallowed Stumbo's bait hook, line and sinker. We continue to be amazed that these people put any credibility or belief in the charges that were brought forth by an assistant attorney general who works solely at Stumbo's pleasure and supported Ben Chandler in the 2003 gubernatorial election, and ratified by a grand jury that never showed any desire to act independently of the prosecutor.

We are still working on confirming some preliminary information, but we do know that most of the grand jurors were Democrats and several were state merit employees -- two groups that were already predisposed to dislike Fletcher and his administration and the policies they put forth.

The media never supported Fletcher, not before the election and certainly not after it. Northup is among many Republicans who never supported Fletcher after he got into office and ran into difficulty. If she ever made a public statement in support of the Fletcher administration and in denouncement of the Stumbo investigation, we aren't aware of it. If she made any move to cut off federal funding to the attorney general's office after the persecution began, we never heard of it. If she did anything at all to help her fellow Republican and former congressional delegation mate, that remains a deep dark secret.

You are either with Ernie Fletcher or you are with Greg Stumbo. And Northup obviously wasn't with Ernie Fletcher.

So Satan -- we mean Stumbo -- is certainly laughing today. He has enlisted the help of key Republicans in this state to tear down the Fletcher administration. One of us wants to cry. Another wants to puke. Others here feel like doing both.

We just wonder how Northup would feel if she ended up being governor and on the receiving end of a politically motivated partisan investigation, and she got no support or defense from within her party.

That's something Northup, Hal Rogers, Mitch McConnell and others will have to live with on their consciences.

In case you didn't get the "Satan, laughing, spreads his wings" reference, it's the last line in the song "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath. The line right before it goes, "Begging mercies for their sins." That's what Northup and the rest of the Fletcher critics in the GOP should be doing.


At 11:32 AM, February 14, 2007, Blogger M. Sheldon said...

toooo poins forda Ozzy referencsha.

At 11:49 AM, February 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do u guys work 4 da state? Why else be anonymous with such good work... keep it up!

At 12:51 PM, February 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was thinking of the line from American Pie, "I saw Satan laughing with delight . . . "

At 7:23 PM, February 14, 2007, Anonymous JessConstopomis said...

This post is completely riddiculous. Get out of Fletcher would you please.

At 8:37 PM, February 14, 2007, Blogger K-Pac II said...

It's ridiculous to posit the correct assumption that Greg Stumbo, who set out to destroy Fletcher's governorship, is laughing when he sees an intra-party challenger using his work and deeds against Fletcher?

Stumbo has to be delighted that so many Republicans have taken his side and/or believed his allegations against Fletcher. Northup, Hoover, McConnell and the others have become Stumbo's biggest allies. This wasn't just about Ernie Fletcher's administration. It was about the Republican Party in Kentucky and far too many GOPers are playing right into Stumbo's hand.

At 8:39 PM, February 14, 2007, Blogger K-Pac II said...

Anonymous @ 11:49 ....

We remain anonymous because we fear retaliation from the Democrat majority as well as the anti-Fletcher Republicans. The only clue we'll give as to our identities is that there is more than one mind at work here and we have access to some inside information and background info on the subjects discussed here. Plus the original Kentucky Pachyderm blog was done anonymously and we are trying to follow in their footsteps, with the key difference being we are Ernie Fletcher supporters and we consider ourselves to be more conservative than the original KPAC bloggers were.

At 3:26 AM, February 15, 2007, Anonymous HacksbyChambliss said...

I dont care what you consider yourselves, you fear them? Greg Stumbo is Satan? This is hyperbole at its worst. Thats my point, this who painting Fletcher as a poor victim is pathetic.

At 8:23 AM, February 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stumbo as Satan; you are more right than you could even believe.

At 1:14 AM, February 16, 2007, Anonymous JasonPasturini said...

HYPERBOLE! Stumbo is not Satan... What next, Fletcher is Jesus Christ?


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