That’s right – Steve Beshear and Jerry Abramson are going to the Final Four.
“It’s a thrilling time to be a basketball fan in the state of Kentucky, because no matter who prevails Saturday night, the championship game will feature a team from Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear.
Beshear and his entire family will fly to New Orleans on the state airplane. And, of course, Kentucky Democratic Party donors will have to foot the bill by reimbursing state government for the trip. Keep in mind that taxpayers still have to pay for maintenance of the plane – those costs aren’t paid for by the KDP.
Jerry Abramson is also headed south. According to a press release from Papaw’s spokespoops, he will “fly separately on a University of Louisville charter plane, and his travel expenses will not be charged to the state.” Which means he, like Beshear, is receiving thousands of dollars worth of tax-free travel. And taxpayers are likely footing the bill of that UofL plane, too.
Fun times in Kentucky.