Here they go again
As if there was any doubt that the old line would be beating down the door to return to power with Steve Beshear's election, that doubt was erased as the corrupt-lawyer-turned-governor-elect named his transition team.
The roster by and large looks like a roll call of partisan Democrat hacks:
Larry Hayes. Joetta Wickliffe. Mark Guilfoyle. Carol Palmore. Eleanor Jordan. Ernesto Scorsone.
The bad old days have returned.
And Beshear has already proven that he speaks with forked tongue when he pledges to work in a bipartisan manner. He does have a couple of Republicans on the team, but they are two of the most polarizing figures he could find. Steve Pence, of course, is currently lieutenant governor but chose not to run with Gov. Fletcher this year, instead endorsing challenger Anne Northup and then staying silent during the general election despite earlier saying he'd support Fletcher. And Steve Nunn ran against Fletcher in 2003 and supported Beshear this year. These two individuals are despised by a large faction of Kentucky Republicans now for their failure to stand behind the governor. Their presence on Beshear's transition team will only serve to widen the chasm in the state GOP and help harden the resistance to Beshear's administration -- and we intend to be leaders of that resistance -- despite Fletcher's call for Kentuckians to support the new governor.
He'll find no support here, we promise that.
Beshear isn't even in office yet, and we already feel Kentucky slipping backwards.