Man, we thought the weekend before the holidays would be boring. Definitely not the case!
Something to keep under your hat for a while: There’s a state legislator (a Democrat) that often embarrasses Kentucky. They’ve kept a pretty major scandal under wraps the past few years. We’re gonna figure out a way to tell that story shortly after the holidays. It won’t surprise any Frankfort regulars, who already know the story, but it may surprise a few readers. It’s by no means an exclusive, but it’s definitely time we start talking about it. Because it’s a story of nasty, nasty hypocrisy.
Really, has Tom Burch gone crazy the past few years or what? A lady he dated has been given a $63,000 job in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Burch is chairman of the House Health and Welfare Committee, and he recommended her for the job. It’s beginning to get as crazy as can be. If all of these messes allegedly involving Burch turn out to be true, he needs to step aside for new political blood to take over. [Bluegrass Politics]
Ten Reasons For National Health Care. [Daily Puke]
More from the H-L folks: Who really thinks this slots at racetracks bill of of Greg Stumbo’s will actually get anywhere? We definitely enjoy the thought of eliminating vehicle property taxes. But let’s get real– that’ll never happen in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. [Bluegrass Politics]
Whattya know? Ben Carter is passing the reigns of the website he stole from Joe Sonka. Louisvillians will probably get familiar with him the poorer they become, as he’s an attorney at Legal Aid. Unfortunately, though, he still owes Joe Sonka a good deal of money and we won’t be forgetting that any time soon. [BlueGrassRoots]
Could someone please (seriously) point us in the direction of finding out exactly what Hal Rogers has done for eastern Kentuckians lately? We’re not being jerks, here, just legitimately asking. [Harlan Daily Enterprise]