Yesterday Governor Steve Beshear visited Western Kentucky to assess flood and storm damage.
“Today I have once again seen the damage and destruction that a natural disaster can inflict on Kentucky families,” said Gov. Beshear. “My administration has emergency management officials, members of the National Guard, employees from my office, as well as from a variety of cabinets, out in the field and staffing our Emergency Operations Center in order to ensure that all calls for assistance are met.”
Naturally, that required a photo op in Smithland:
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It’s great to see the governor out and about checking on things. But that bit of stopping to pretend to fill sandbags is… it rubs us the wrong way. Particularly when there are countless individuals doing the real work in the same dang photograph.