Just a few months ago, Jamie Comer’s staff (three of them, none of which were Holly Harris) were reluctantly telling us how Comer thought he had the Kentucky State Police and other law enforcement agencies in his back pocket. He even held a meeting with Rodney Brewer, after which he claimed everything was puppies and rainbows.
Now we’re hearing from folks at KSP that Comer’s folks allegedly didn’t invite the KSP to yesterday’s Hemp Commission meeting until yesterday morning.
Here’s what Comer says:
Who to believe? And does it matter?
No, it doesn’t matter. Because Comer still hasn’t answered the basic questions so many people are asking. Not even Holly Harris seems to know what’s going on when it comes to explaining the basics to meemaw and poppop on the street. The pros and cons of hemp need to be dumbed down and sold to the public in bullet points.
When everyone from Larry Cox to Comer himself are focused on being confrontational and bull-headed with law enforcement, it sets their cause back. Rather than focus on working behind the scenes, there’s been a concerted effort to attack. That’s beyond counter-productive.
Rather than focusing on getting free press in all 120 counties and going to umpteen high schools a week to talk about agriculture (see public schedule below), maybe it would behoove the Comer crew to focus on this issue that they claim is an economic godsend for Kentucky a bit more instead of watching it slip through their fingertips.
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We don’t care one way or the other beyond the potential for a positive economic impact. But the bullishness is silly. If this effort fails? It will 100% be because of Jamie Comer and a handful of his staffers.