Governor Steve Beshear was just on Francene.
“Quite honestly, Francene, I got a little chuckle out of it. It’s amazing the ingenuity of folks and what they can do these days… it is cut and pasted and spliced.”
He then compared the profanity-filled rant from Mongiardo it to the casino/slot machine mail piece of him. It’s clearly not randomly pieced together. The only editing is to put two separate recording sessions together.
Let’s listen again just to be safe:
And if you need a transcript, click here
He wouldn’t say the clip was a fake when pressed. Said Mongiardo says it’s doctored. “We’re not gonna allow these kind of political shenanigans.”
Francene pressed the governor pretty hard on his relationship with Mongiardo, said Mongiardo takes advantage of him. The only thing Beshear could do was suggest that Mongiardo was a leader in e-health. Francene then asked why he was removed from the e-health board if he was so involved. Beshear lied, saying he was never removed. He was removed. You can check for yourself. He was on the board at one time and then mysteriously disappeared. Granted, it may have something to do with the fact that he never showed up for meetings. But the Governor lied.
Cute, huh? This spin machine is pure hilarity.
This is going to be AMAZING to watch. Because sources in the governor’s office tell me that Beshear is heated over this.
Francene just said this after Beshear hung up: “I can’t imagine he’s taking it as lightly as he sounds.”
“The Mongiardo camp isn’t refuting this.”
“The damage control is swirling.”
“Pretty nice for a U.S. Senator. He turns around and stabs the man who gave him everything in the back.”
“That sounds like vintage Daniel Mongiardo. Let’s see how he worms his way out of that one after calling Conway a thing or two.”
Love her. We will shower Francene with awards, flowers and candy. Just because.