Blaming the wrong messenger
Before we get started, we'd like to note that the Patton administration left way too much stuff sitting around for the Fletcher administration to discover. From a database on political job recommendations to "Crit's List" to phone message logs, the Patton crew has given us a nice wndow into how Democrats do things in Frankfort. But we digress...
The latest stir on Kentucky's political scene is the acquisition of a number of telephone messages from Crit Luallen's office when she was a Patton administration official by Brett Hall over at kypolitics.org. Since Luallen is running for re-election as auditor and Jack Conway, one of her former aides, is the Democrat nominee for attorney general, Hall (who was pushed out as Fletcher's press secretary for using the f-word in a conversation with reporters and for daring to speak the truth about the state GOP hierarchy's abandonment of their governor) began publishing phone messages between the two.
In his first offering, he published a message in which Conway referred to Anne Northup (whom Conway ran against for Congress a few years ago) as a "bitch."
Apparently still nursing hard feelings over their candidate losing last week's primary election to Gov. Fletcher, Northup's supporters immediately got angry -- at Hall, not Conway!
The Courier-Journal played this up as big news and soon-to-be-ex-Kentuckian (and we are oh so happy to say that) Mark Nickolas published the news on his abortion of a blog with great glee.
Our question is this: Aren't Northup's water carriers getting mad at the wrong person? Conway's the villain here, not Hall. Instead of being mad at Hall, you should be thanking him for exposing Conway's thoughts on his former Congressional opponent.
The view here is that Northup supporters are still angry that they lost and that their negative campaign got no traction.
Give it up, guys. You lost fair and square. Now it's time to come home to the Republican Party and work to unify us, not continue to tear us apart as you've done since Northup lost her seat to John Yarmuth and you started pushing her to run for governor.
And give Brett Hall a break. Get mad at the message and remember that Jack Conway's the one who said it. Hall's just telling the world what Conway said.