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Challengers unimpressive at Fancy Farm
Republican Jamie Comer is a friend of agriculture and deserves to be elected as agriculture commissioner, but the other folks on the GOP roster are having a hard time connecting with voters and it showed at the 131st Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County.
Auditor candidate John Kemper filed for personal bankruptcy and reportedly used campaign money to pay his vehicle tax. Richie Farmer, who has filed for lieutenant governor, charged the state for a $359-a-night room in Lexington during the Sweet Sixteen boys’ basketball tournament in Lexington. Farmer lives 28 miles from Rupp Arena and also submitted reimbursement forms to the state for $36.09 solely for candy, including $19.57 spent on four trips to candy shops in two days.
Treasurer candidate KC Crosbie has attacked Todd Hollenbach for running an efficient office, and attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool has attacked Jack Conway for running for re-election. He claimed Conway is part of the Frankfort clique, which is strange because Republican gubernatorial nominee David Williams has served in Frankfort since 1985.
Williams has served as Senate president since January 2000 and was re-elected in a closed-door meeting in Elizabethtown. Moreover, Williams has had a hard time connecting with voters because he wants to abolish a school board and he also opposes the direct election of U.S. Senators. Furthermore, Williams would earn a million extra dollars in state tax money in retirement if he can manage to get elected to one term as governor. Williams voted for the pension increase in the 2005 General Assembly.
On Nov. 8, I encourage registered voters to elect Steve Beshear, Jerry Abramson, Jack Conway, Todd Hollenbach, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Adam Edelen and Jamie Comer because they are committed to enhancing the Heartland through education, small business development and fiscal restraint.
Apologies to my grandchildren
I am so sorry for the terrible injustice my generation has done to you. We ran up a huge debt and even when we realized its largeness kept doing it. We were/are greedy and somewhat short-sighted. It will be your burden to shoulder this debt throughout your life and still leave some for your grandchildren.
As a partial explanation we took incremental steps over the 20th century that one by one were done with honorable intentions. There were two most significant activities that occurred. We overly welcomed immigrants and shifted our focus from making the U.S. a better place to making the entire world a better place.
We believe there were some positive benefits in the two actions mentioned. They were done without a proper accounting of the cost and you must pay the price.