So far, Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo has attacked Steve Beshear and said his administration will end in turmoil.
Today we learned that he’s referred to Governor Beshear as an “SOB.” Quite hypocritical when you consider how crazy he went over Jack Conway using the same language while referring to himself. And we also learned that Mongiardo really was kicked off his e-health committee by the Governor– he maligned Janie Miller, the woman now in charge.
I’ve written for months about Mongiardo being ousted from the e-health world by the Governor. Read about it here and here. I’ve even outlined how he rarely showed up to e-health meetings, suggesting a reason for Beshear to remove him. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that Mongiardo is finally saying what he’s saying.
But would it surprise you to hear he sent out a fundraising letter on September 24th that is apparently dishonest, telling an entirely different story?
Take a look:
Last night Governor Steve Beshear honored my campaign for U.S. Senate by serving as a special guest at our Northern Kentucky fundraising event. This was the first of three fundraising events that the Governor will be serving as the honored guest.
I am deeply grateful to both the Governor and the First Lady. The friendship they have shown Alison and me has been tremendous. It has been my honor to work with Governor Beshear to clean up the mess we found in Frankfort, and to work closely with him on the issues that I have always cared most deeply about, particularly health care. I am delighted by the response we received from so many of those who supported us in 2007.
Some of my opponents will attack me by attacking the Beshear-Mongiardo Administration. To them I say — attack away! The Governor’s support will carry a lot of weight with the electorate; his support is part of the reason I have a decisive lead in the polls.
In the end, however, voters are going to elect someone who has a vision for moving both Kentucky and our country forward. It will ultimately be my background and my positions on the issues that will distinguish me from my opponents.
In the primary, my opponent is taking stands that oppose our positions on some critical issues, but the main difference between us is the expertise that I can bring to the table on the most complex issue of our day – health care.
As Lt. Governor, Governor Beshear asked me to focus on improving health care. The “E-Health” plan we are developing will improve the quality of health care, lower costs, and preserve patient confidentiality. As the only medical doctor in the Democratic Majority, I hope to continue my work in the U.S. Senate.
I was honored to have Governor Beshear’s support last night, and I would be honored to have your support as well. Please join our efforts by making a contribution to “Friends for Mongiardo” today — your contribution of $250, $100, $50 or whatever you can give would be very much appreciated. Together we can make a real difference.
Which is it?
Is Daniel Mongiardo lying with this letter? Was he lying when he said – on a recording – that he was removed from e-health?
Was Governor Steve Beshear lying yesterday on Francene’s radio show?
It’s time for somebody to come clean and to tell the truth. The Commonwealth deserves it.