Ok, so I’ve not been posting for a few weeks. I can’t believe this is even remotely an issue for anyone, but if it is turn off your computer now and go get a life.
For the first post back I’m just going to take a shotgun approach to what’s been happening in Kentucky politics.
In no particular order:
Jim Gray has entered the race for council at large. I’ll be supporting Jim in his bid for the council. Now, if you have been paying attention you already know I’m supporting Steve Kay. Remember Lexington voters elect 3 at large council members. Now all I need is one more and I’ll have my three.
Scott White has announced he will be running in the 10th District race for the Urban-County Council. White is a former Deputy Attorney General and is a close friend of Ben Chandler. Scott would bring a depth of political and governmental experience to the Council. Even though I don’t live in his District, I’ll be supporting Scott.
Gatewood Galbraith is talking about rejoining the Democratic Party and running for governor. I am sure Jerry Lundergan and Dale Emmons are jumping for joy at the news. (For the slow among you that was sarcasm)
I like Gatewood, I’ve voted for Gatewood, I’ve put up yard signs for Gatewood; I’ve even donated money to Gatewood. Gatewood Galbraith is one of the smartest and most interesting men I’ve ever known, but he has the chance of a snow ball in hell of being elected governor of Kentucky. I really wish he was running for mayor. He might have a chance of winning that office.
Speaking of the mayor’s race, I’m having a hard time getting excited about any of the candidates. We have Mayor Teresa Isaac, who doesn’t seem to be able to manage her way out of a paper bag, challenged by Bill Farmer and Jim Newberry.
Farmer, the Republican candidate in this non-partisan race, always seemed to want to be on both sides of the water company issue. I would feel better about him if he was a little more concerned about doing the right thing instead of not offending anyone.
Then there is Jim Newberry. Newberry has proven to be very good at raising money, but his support of Governor Ernie Fletcher just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Maybe I can get past that issue, but truthfully none of the three are compelling candidates for me.
On to Frankfort, where Ernie Fletcher, once again demonstrating his total lack of management skills, has appointed Bill Nighbert to be the Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet. How in the world can Fletcher promote Nighbert, currently and for the second time indicted by a Frankfort grand jury for his part in the merit system scandal?