Friday, July 13, 2007

Two comments on the first debate

Yesterday, Gov. Fletcher and Steve Beshear met in the first of what will no doubt be many debates and joint appearances between now and November. This debate came in the shadow of a poll, largely ignored by the state's largest print media outlets, that shows Beshear's initial large lead in the polls shrinking dramatically to a statistical dead heat.

While perusing press coverage of the Louisville debate before a group of local officials (county judges and fiscal court members), two statements stood out. Both are quotes from Beshear.

First was this quote from the Courier-Journal, in response to Fletcher's statement that the Transportation Cabinet is becoming more cost-efficient: "If everything I read in the paper about the Transportation Cabinet is accurate, I'm not sure I'd be bragging about it up here."

Mr. Beshear, everything you read in the paper is NOT accurate. We've documented it here on several occasions. The papers are only giving you part of the story. They have never printed the facts on the background of the hiring investigation. In fact, the only place we've seen them is here. The press is presenting half-truths, untruths and wild allegations as absolute fact.

The second item of interest was this Beshear quote: "I don't have a clue."

He was talking about how to solve the state's pension shortfall situation, but he could have been talking about his candidacy and his ideas in general.


At 6:20 PM, July 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey boys - When are you publishing an article on Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and the DC Madam? It looks like he could use some political cover...

At 11:25 PM, July 17, 2007, Anonymous KPac 2 said...

We're worried more about Kentucky politics than Louisiana politics. We'd be interested in this if it was Bunning or Mitch or Hal or Ben or One-Term Yarmuth.

But apparently this is old news to his wife. They'd moved on beyond this years ago, according to what Vitter said on the radio today.

At 5:31 PM, July 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I figured a weasel like you would come up with some limp excuse. You never want to answer the tough questions.
What I am hearing is the Repubs are using the same defense (for Vitter) the Dems used for "Slick Willie" and his "blue dress" episode. You know - kind of like your last two sentences...

At 10:53 AM, July 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should a Kentucky political blog worry about a Louisiana scandal? The national press is all over it; they aren't talking about Beshear's inaction during the Brown administration's illegal purge of merit system workers or how a biased grand jury issued politically motivated indictments against Kentucky's first Republican governor in three decades.

If I want to hear about Vitter, I'll go read it somewhere else. If I want to read about Kentucky politics, I'll go here or Conservative Edge or KY Progress or even PolWatchers or the Rural Democrat or any of the other Kentucky sites.


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