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Veterans are voters
I’m a life member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. Recently, about 15 veterans attended one of Gov. Steve Beshear’s town hall meetings at the Knicely Center in Bowling Green. We sat together in the second row at the event, right behind the governor’s staff, who took up the first row. We all wore American Legion hats, so our status as veterans was very obvious to all, including the governor.
We listened to the governor talk and open the floor to questions. The governor answered question after question, but completely ignored the row of veterans right in front of him. I’m not sure if he was afraid of what we might ask or just did not care what we had to say, but his snub did not go unnoticed.
Beshear received all sorts of bad press when he chose to go to a horse race instead of greeting soldiers at Fort Campbell with the president. He ignores veterans who just want to ask him a few questions.
Veterans are voters. In fact, we vote religiously because we know how precious the right to vote is. We fought and risked our lives for it.
I guess Beshear doesn’t care about our votes. He certainly won’t be receiving mine.