Nickolas ignores truth in latest smear on Fletcher family
Mark Nickolas has shown that he'll stop at nothing to attack Gov. Fletcher. He won't even let the truth get in the way of a good propaganda piece.
Yesterday, the Montana resident posted on his bluegrassreport.org blog what he weakly tried to fashion as a hit piece on the governor, based on contracts the architectural firm run by his brother has gotten.
Nickolas used data from the firm itself, listing prior and current projects, to insinuate that Fletcher has been illegally steering state business to his brother's company.
The only problem is that Nickolas ignores all reality in his latest smear.
Several public and private projects were listed. Of the public projects, only one was a state facility. All the rest are either projects run by local governments, school boards or regional jail boards. All of them are required to solicit bids, or RFPs, for architectural services. Even if they get state funds, as one turncoat Republican named "Weatherman" claims, the solicitation process for professional services is done as required by law and independently of state control.
And the one state project listed -- the Kentucky History Center -- was completed long before Fletcher took office. In fact, one of us here at KPac attended a reception in the Kentucky History Center on Inauguration Day in December 2003, when Fletcher took office.
Just another example of Nickolas' disingenuousness and disregard for the truth. Slime and slander seems to be SOP for him. But what else should one expect from an individual who, when asked legitimate about his funding sources by a conservative blogger who happens to be an attorney, threatens to file a complaint with the State Bar?
(By the way, Markos, where is that complaint you threatened to file against Marcus Carey and make very public? We're waiting...)