A reminder to Gov. Fletcher and to Democrats
Until 12:01 a.m. or so on Dec. 11, Ernie Fletcher is still governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He still has all the powers and responsibilities that go along with the office. That includes the power to make appointments to boards and commissions and to issue executive orders.
Democrats need to wake up and realize this. There is no legal or political reason for Fletcher to defer to Steve Beshear on anything. Beshear won't be governor for nearly a month. So Fletcher is entitled to do whatever he likes until Beshear takes office. That may be tough for the Democrats to swallow but it's the truth.
We also want to remind Gov. Fletcher of this so he can use his powerful position to benefit Kentucky during the time he has remaining in office. We hope he won't defer to Beshear or to political pressure from Beshear's supporters and cronies. Use this time well, Governor, to continue your agenda for bettering the Commonwealth right up until midnight on the 11th.