Jake’s still off in the land of no Internets. Really. There are places, right here in the Bluegrass State, where it’s not possible to reel in an online connection.
So here’s some stuff that’s going on while he’s gone…
Yes, He Really Said That: Take a look at the transcript from Mitch McConnell’s appearance on Fox News Sunday. First, he never answers the question posed by Chris Wallace. But he tried to be nice about it. [Fox News Sunday]
Henry’s Attitude: Catch this quote from Steve Henry in Saturday’s Herald-Leader: “If they want to fine us, they’ll fine us.” Sounds like a man in denial about how deep the poop is stacking up around him. Jake will have more on this. We know that. [Herald-Leader]
Blame it on a Human: At the Louisville Arena Authority meeting this morning, officials blamed the April 27 concrete collapse on human error involving the Indianapols contractor doing the work. [Courier]
Ramsey’s Gamble: U of L prez Jim Ramsey brought up the need for expanded gambling in a radio interview after the school’s trustees recommended the maximum 5 percent tuition increase. Oh, and the faculty isn’t getting any raises. [WFPL]
Blind Eye to the Numbers: Greg Stumbo and David Williams say they’re not hearing any complaints about the new state tax on alcohol, even though the numbers have bourbon industry leaders saying ‘I told you so’ after sales figures were released for sales in April. [Herald-Leader]
Obama and Notre Dame: Read the speech for yourself, but reviews of President Obama’s speech at Notre Dame are overwhelmingly positive. Very Presidential. [HuffPo]