Wasn’t that fun last night? Losing power in a mere thunderstorm is awesome. Louisville must be the most technologically advanced city on the planet.
We’ve got all the video from Jack Conway’s press conference/candidacy announcement last night. His speech along with endorsements from Greg Stumbo, Crit Luallen, Ben Chandler and John Yarmuth. Also a funny video featuring Joe Sonka and Rep. Chandler. Check it out. [Clicky Clicky]
Elite bashing in Kentucky. This is getting absolutely hilarious. Effete elitists? Really? Hahahaha. We can’t believe Kim Geveden ran with that quote about Ben Chandler and the rest of the Democratic Party establishment in Kentucky. It’s the best thing ever. [Politico]
Daniel Essek is threatening to run against Jim Bunning in 2010 as he did Mitch McConnell in 2008. [Page One Comments]
Yesterday President Barack Obama issued a statement on the Month of the Military Child: “In 1986, April was designated as the Month of the Military Child, and I am proud to mark the special recognition the Department of Defense has given to military children. Like all Americans, I am grateful to the brave men and women in uniform who are serving our nation. They are the living embodiment of the ideals of sacrifice, honor and duty that have always made this nation great – and their sacrifice is their families’ sacrifice too. Their children, especially, display tremendous strength and courage each day, bravely bearing the burden of having a loved one serving in harm’s way. They may move many times – across the nation and even around the world – as they grow up. They may not see their loved ones for months on end. It is not easy, and Michelle and I, as well as the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden, admire and are deeply grateful to each and every one of them. I call on all Americans to keep military children in their thoughts and prayers and to do their part to reach out to and support them and their families.” [Press Release]
Here’s Joe Gerth’s take on Jack Conway’s announcement yesterday with interesting comments from Ben Chandler about why he’s not running for Senate. [C-J]
Ronnie Ellis has the skinny on Jack’s remarks about Mongiardo’s/Kim Geveden’s infantile remarks of late. “This is not a grade school, student council name-calling contest,” Conway said. “This is a serious run for the United States Senate and nothing less than the future of our country hangs in the balance.” [Ronnie Ellis]
Something about this is terribly creepy. A statue of Ronald Reagan will be added to the National Statuary Hall Collection on Wednesday in Washington. [The Hill’s Briefing Room]
Daniel Mongiardo is a deadbeat candidate from 2004. He owes Kim Geveden almost $17,000. $7,330 to the Kentucky Democratic Party. $14,412 to union printers (he paid the non-union printers off).
And money to Mary Karen Stumbo for endorsement letters. Joe got confused – the debt is to Janet Stumbo, not Greg’s wife. This is all very interesting news. [Barefoot & Progressive]
Today at 1:00 P.M. in Capitol Room 110 in Frankfort, Governor Steve Beshear will sign House Bill 73. Meemaw Mary Lou Marzian’s art therapy bill. While ceremonial, it’s nice for the Governor to recognize the importance of this legislation. Hopefully a member of the press will ask Mary Lou what it’s like to be a meemaw. [Press Release]