It’s official. Some (SOME! Not all) Hillary Clinton supporters are batshit insane-o crazy. The failed campaign’s latest ploy is to push supporters to mail a pair of shoes to the DNC to tell Howard Dean to “walk a mile in their shoes.” I’m not kidding. Check out the “independent” organization the campaign is pushing. [Ugh]
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Lunsford, in response to Mitch McConnell’s attempt to focus attention away from his 24 years of being in lock-step with all that’s wrong in America and the world, took the opportunity to put McConnell on notice. “I’m not running from either Barack or John McCain,” Lunsford said. “It would be hard for me to see a Barack Obama supporter supporting Mitch McConnell, but it would not be hard to see a John McCain supporter supporting me.” [H-L]
The mainstream media picks up on the CNN story that painted Clay County, Kentucky in a negative light. A story, of course, that this website first brought to the political discussion in Kentucky after feeling complete and total outrage at the ignorance of the national and mainstream media when it comes to Eastern Kentucky and Appalachia. [PolWatchers, Our Original Story]
If you’re not aware, Mitch McConnell yet again voted against veterans and the 21st Century G.I. Bill for troops returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. And Americans United for Change is taking him to task. This isn’t going to be a pretty campaign season. [Hebert]
We grew up in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Kentucky and our favorite story as a kid was that of John Swift and his famous stash of silver hidden somewhere in the mountains. Reading the Herald-Leader this morning brought those memories back and can’t wait to get back home. The paper has a story about a man who has been searching for Swift’s silver cacher for 35 years. “He has Polaroids of carvings that bear witness to “JS’s” presence in 1754. And amazing Indian markings, wonderful maps etched on rocks, Masonic symbols carved into beech trees as Swift so indicated.” [H-L]
A group of credentialed media folks questioning Oliver North, of Iran Contra infamy, during the NRA’s national convention last weekend were tackled by police/security and forced to give up video footage and had their equipment confiscated. Rick was the first to report the story on The ‘Ville Voice and now the Courier-Journal has picked the story up. [Rick’s Original Story, C-J]
A final heads-up to haters: If you have an issue with us testifying against you or your husband? Or an issue with us airing the facts when everyone else is afraid to do so? Don’t try to bring our political friends into your mess as they’re entering the stage to speak at a very public event. That’s low-class, trashy and unacceptable. Any future attempts to silence us will result in a very public airing of a cache of damning evidence that the mainstream media is salivating over. The truth really can set a person free and we don’t have to wait until we’re in a courtroom to reveal everything. So far we’ve given you the courtesy of keeping our mouths shut. Remember that.