Heads-Up to a U.S. Senate candidate who shall remain unnamed to save embarrassment: allowing your staff to complain to television executives for revealing your shenanigans (which are public record) isn’t becoming of an adult, let alone a political candidate.
One of Kentucky’s shining stars of political journalism (regardless of whether you agree or disagree with him) will be on Comment on Kentucky this evening. Also on tonight’s show are Mark Hebert of WHAS11 and Deborah Yetter of the C-J. This should be good. If you can’t catch it live, don’t forget to watch it on KET’s website next week or grab the regular podcast.
We mentioned Unka Steve’s approval rating earlier. Now check this SurveyUSA shiz out. “KY Approval Ratings: Uncommon Unpopularity” is the headline, followed up by photos of Dubya, Steve, Mitch and Crazy Jim Bunning.
The rumor mill: We hear (from sources very close to the event) Hillary Clinton will be in Louisville on May 9 for the KDP event and Barack Obama has been invited. Both candidates need to show their faces. KDP will be releasing details soon, but it sounds like regular folks will be able to get into the event for $50 or so. We also hear, from a source with Levy Restaurants/Churchill Downs, that the Clinton campaign has expressed “serious interest” in attending the Kentucky Derby, going so far as to contact Downs security.
Kentucky Democratic Party Chairwoman Jennifer Moore just sent out an email blast attacking John McCain for dissing— wait for it— PORK BARRELL SPENDING. OMG. Serious. For real. “But, if you do the math, what McCain considers “Pork Barrel” spending would have a real impact on the lives of the people in Martin County who McCain addressed this week.” If you’re gonna attack McCain, fine. But is it wise to attack him for hating pork barrell spending when that’s the chief complaint Democrats’ have against Mitch McConnell? Sure, McCain is a hypocrite of a flip-flopper. But attacking him for shooting down PORK BARRELL SPENDING? Really?