Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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...)


At 4:31 PM, September 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weatherman is not a turncoat Republican, Weatherman is neutral in the Governor's race. Weatherman might even write-in Larry Forgy for Governor. Weatherman also supports Trey, Richie, Stan and Linda.

You don't need a Weatherman to know which way the wind blows.


At 10:34 AM, September 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 11:12 AM, September 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 11:47 AM, September 14, 2007, Blogger K-Pac II said...

OK guys -- one of the rules of this blog is no vulgarity or profanity. The debate here is to be sharp and pointed, but civil. So two offending comments have been removed.

And Weatherman, for the record -- you are either with Ernie Fletcher, or you are with Greg Stumbo and Steve Beshear and Mark Nickolas and David Hawpe.

At 5:25 PM, September 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry kpac but you are incorrect because I detest the four names you mentioned as much as I do Saint Ernie. A pox on all five of their houses.



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