Confirmed: Chelsea Clinton at UK on Tuesday

Chelsea Clinton will be at the University of Kentucky on Tuesday.

Everyone get excited. Your favorite presidential daughter will be in the Bluegrass. Unless you’re like us and prefer Jenna Bush because she hates her daddy’s politics and volunteers 99% of her time helping people less fortunate than us.

Wait. Can you imagine dating either of them? Meeting the parents would be way more nerve-wracking/racking than normal.

All tangents aside, we’ll have more details as they’re made available.

Speaking of the Clintons, LEO’s Cary Stemle suffered through Hillary’s visit to Louisville on Saturday. As did the Herald-Leader’s Bill Estep, the Courier-Journal’s Dan Klepal and Ben Ray, who provided the photo.

No one could figure out what color Hill’s blazer was. Orange? Pink? Salmon? Coral? All we know is that it was ugly. She needs a gay stylist pronto so she can impress all of us fancy bloggers.

Obama Opening in Louisville

What was that Heather French Smith said about Obama Fever being a myth?

Haha. Boy, was she wrong.


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Easily 1,000 people (I stopped counting at 900) showed up for the opening of Barack Obama’s campaign office in Louisville this cold, windy morning. A thousand people who had never shown their face at a political function before today. And Obama himself wasn’t even there to greet them. So I think we can safely say that Louisville is suffering from a severe case of Obama Fever.

Among those spotted in the huge crowd: Jennifer Moore, Kentucky Democratic Party chair; Tim Longmeyer, Louisville-Jefferson County Democratic Party chair; Jim Cauley, Governor Steve Beshear’s Chief of Staff; Congressman Ron Mazzoli; Congressman John Yarmuth; people from all walks of life. The only senatorial candidate who bothered to show up was Michael Cassaro.

Stay tuned. Tons more photos from the rally to come.

UPDATED – PHOTOS @ 3:59 P.M.: See everything after the jump. It’s graphics-intensive, so don’t click the link if you’re on dial-up.

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Presidential Campaign Reminder for Tomorrow

Hillary will be in Madisonville tomorrow night for the Ruby Laffoon dinner and in Louisville earlier in the day (at 4:30 P.M.) to rally the troops at DuPont Manual High School. We got a fancy robocall from Rep. Joni Jenkins telling us to go see her. We may be there… depending on availability. We’re very important, you know, so it’s tough to predict.

Obama’s campaign will open its Kentucky headquarters tomorrow at 10:30 A.M. with an event featuring Rep. John Yarmuth. The campaign is located at 900 E. Market, the old Hausman Motor Company. Here are a few shots of Obama’s crew readying the office for tomorrow’s festivities (yes, we were the painfully handsome gentleman snapping photos as you oogled us):


Steve Henry Drags Clinton Campaign Into Mess

We told you that Hillary Clinton’s decision to involve Steve and Heather French Henry in her campaign for the U.S. Presidency was a bad idea.

That was two days ago.

Well, whattya know? It only took two days for the screw-up to take place.

Here’s the backstory: Steve Henry purchased a building (allegedly with funds from his 1998 Senate campaign fund which he paid Jake and others out of to do gubernatorial campaign work) at 1357 Bardstown Road in Louisville in 2006 and placed it in the name of his longtime friend Steve O. Thornton, a Bowling Green attorney. Shortly thereafter Henry filed to run for governor with Renee True as his lieutenant. After failing miserably on the campaign trail, Henry’s building sat quiet and filled with junk for a few months. Until recently, that is, when the building popped up on the Jefferson County PVA’s website in the name of “FUTURE FUND ENDOWMENT INC THE,” one of Henry’s non-profit foundations. Which is interesting in and of itself if you’re familiar with the entire Henry story of the past few years.


Read about potential campaign finance violations involving Henry and the Clinton campaign after the jump, complete with photographs…

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Obama Camp Opening Louisville Office Saturday

Barack Obama’s campaign is opening its Kentucky headquarters in Louisville this Saturday. According to a press release they’ll have Rep. John Yarmuth on-hand for the festivities.

Obama, who has won more states than Hillary Clinton, earned more delegates than Hillary clinton and shown amazing strength among young voters, is trailing Clinton in Kentucky. So opening an office in Louisville is a necessary move.

Details:

  • Louisville Obama Office Opening
  • 900 East Market Street
    Louisville, KY
  • This Saturday, March 29, 2008
    10:30 am
  • Special Guest: Congressman John Yarmuth

Maybe it’d help if Obama toured semi-rural Kentucky towns like Morehead as Bill Clinton did on Tuesday?

Hillary in Madisonville on Saturday

At least that’s the word according to Jerry Lundergan, former chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party, and the mainstream media feels secure enough to report it:

FRANKFORT — Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman in Kentucky says the Democratic presidential candidate will visit the state on Saturday.

Jerry Lundergan said Thursday that the New York senator’s schedule will be released by her campaign later in the day.

Though it hasn’t been made official, residents in Madisonville in western Kentucky have been gearing up for a possible visit by Clinton. Madisonville Mayor Will Cox says up to 3,500 people are expected to attend an annual Democratic dinner on Saturday night, in anticipation that Clinton will be the featured speaker. Cox says the usual turnout for the event is 300 to 500.

Heather French Henry is Reason Enough to Back Barack Obama Instead of Hillary Clinton

In a story on National Journal’s Hotline On Call from Morehead (Yes, Morehead! Our original hometown. Made national press. We love it.) about former President Bill Clinton’s visit to Kentucky, we noticed something that totally prevents us from remaining silent on the matter today.

Check out Heather French Henry’s comments:

Heather French Henry, a former Miss America and wife of former Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Steve Henry, joined Clinton at two of his stops. Speaking before the Maysville event, she recalled how Clinton singled her out for her work on behalf of veterans when he was president. And, she took a swipe at Barack Obama as she praised Hillary for her advocacy for veterans.

“Now see, I know that some out there may have the audacity to hope, but Sen. Hillary Clinton has the audacity to actually do the work that it takes to be the next president of the United States,” she said.

Let’s just go ahead and say it: Heather French Henry is a tired has-been, just like her husband, and needs to leave politics once and for all. She has no future.

I guess being sued by her publisher for allegedly pocketing $400,000 wasn’t enough to shut her ego up. Nor was allegedly losing all of her television work thanks to the actions of her husband. But we can’t say anything else, sadly, for obvious reasons.

Let’s just go ahead and say this, though: You should support Barack Obama for president if for no other reason than Steve and Heather French Henry are backing Hillary Clinton. Birds of a feather. Don’t forget it. Birds. Of. A. Feather.