Governor Napier, somehow that just doesn’t roll off the tongue.
From the Associated Press:
“FRANKFORT - State Rep. Lonnie Napier isn't challenging Gov. Ernie Fletcher for the state's top elected office -- yet.
But, there is an online effort to draft the Lancaster Republican.
A Web site, www.draftnapier.com, solicits names of people who would like to see Napier, who represents Garrard and southern Madison counties, run against Fletcher in 2007.”
I guess after the Ernie Fletcher fiasco as governor even Lonnie would look good. And after looking at Lonnie’s voting record in the 2006 General Assembly, one could reasonably assume Lonnie can follow direction.
Most of his votes were on the winning side in the 90+ to 0 votes. He seems to follow the pack and I’m sure Mitch McConnell would settle for that right now.
Actually most of his votes were pretty meaningless, the bills would have passed even if he had spent the day at lunch with a lobbyist. He of course demonstrated that time honored talent in the legislature of being able to oppose and support the same bill.
Opposed 2006 House Bill 117 (Mandate seat belt use, ATV helmets).
Supported 2006 House Bill 117 (Mandate seat belt use, ATV helmets)
And the other time honored tradition of not being there when you might have to answer for your vote.
Did not vote on 2006 House Bill 334 (Require helmets for young ATV riders).
I’d also guess that Lonnie is a smoker, I don’t really know if he is or not, but given his votes I’d say there is a good chance.
Opposed 2006 House Bill 55 (Adopt government smoking policy).
Opposed 2006 House Bill 62 (Give Medicaid copay breaks to nonsmokers).
So I guess if you want to support a Republican for governor you could do worse.
If you need to find Lonnie he is the beige sort of guy in the middle of the pack, probably smoking a cigarette and not wearing a helmet.