We hear through the grape vine that University of Louisville president Jim Ramsey is making telephone calls in support of Larry Clark in the Speaker Pro-Tem race against Joni Jenkins.
We’re pretty sure this is bad news for Larry Clark. Aside from the fact that Clark was probably the only person other than Tony Lindauer to support Steve Henry for governor after he found out he was under investigation, Larry just isn’t exactly a well-liked man in the State House. So this Ramsey thing could further tarnish his reputation.
Ramsey, you’ll recall, recently developed a less-than-stellar reputation for defending Robert Felner in super-awkward ways while in public. Praising a man who allegedly swindled potentially millions of dollars in grant money, allegedly sexually harassed people and caused all kinds of unrest at the College of Education for several years is hardly a good move on his part. Also not a good move to trash and belittle 30+ individual faculty members at UofL who filed grievances and complaints against Felner by calling them “crap.” You may read all about Ramsey here, here and here. Not exactly a smooth move on Larry Clark’s part to get Ramsey on board.
For more information about Larry Clark’s recent past, dig in after the jump…
- Larry Clark tried to sell Kentucky a bill of goods on energy policy [September 5]
- Larry Clark worked against the House leadership in an attempt to get his way with casino gambling legislation [February 26]
- Larry Clark supported alcohol wholesalers and then pretended it wasn’t because he takes tons of money from them [March 4]
- Larry Clark threatened reporters at WLKY [March 6]
- Larry Clark wants to limit choice when it comes to primary elections [March 11]
- Larry Clark flip-flopped and tucked tail on Stream Saver legislation [March 12]
- Larry Clark said he was embarrassed to be a part of House leadership in Kentucky [April 17]
- Larry Clark allegedly endorsed a candidate for U.S. Senate in an attempt to curry favor for his employer, United Electric. [May 8]