Beshear’s Approval Rating


SurveyUSA just released polling data indicating that Governor Steve Beshear has a positive 62% approval and 27% disapproval rating. Quite a swing from Ernie Fletcher’s end of term numbers of 32% approval and 64% disapproval.

Interesting to note that Beshear has the highest disapproval rate (33%) with those aged 18 to 34.

Of those who approve of Beshear, the environment, Iraq, education and the economy are the top issues for presidential candidates in 2008. Among those who disapprove, terrorism, social security, immigration and health care top the list of most important.

Kentuckians more racist than sexist?

Who knows. But let’s look at the latest Survey USA results for POTUS.

More people would vote for Hillary Clinton over a Republican (except McCain) than Barack Obama:

Giuliani vs. Clinton – Clinton 47%, Giuliani 45%, Undecided 8%
Romney vs. Clinton – Clinton 48%, Romney 44%, Undecided 8%
Huckabee vs. Clinton – Clinton 47%, Huckabee 46%, Undecided 7%
McCain vs. Clinton – Clinton 44%, McCain 50%, Undecided 6%

Giuliani vs. Obama – Obama 40%, Giuliani 50%, Undecided 11%
Romney vs. Obama – Obama 40%, Romney 46%, Undecided 14%
Huckabee vs. Obama – Obama 38%, Huckabee 51%, Undecided 11%
McCain vs. Obama – Obama 35%, McCain 53%, Undecided 12%

Margin of Error – 4.3%

Interesting that John Edwards has all but disappeared in the media.

Oh. And McConnell’s approval ratings are up and apparently money (or having none of it) is more important than the war.

The Gays Really Are Taking Over

Not only are the gays ruling the world from San Francisco and New York City (and Hollywood) but they’re flooding Kentucky. More than 10,000 couples identified themselves as the gay in Kentucky last year. That’s 12 times more than in 1990. RUN!!!

It’s really part of a national trend toward openness. More and more people feel safer in America and are beginning to let the government know via census data. Now that the heathen libruls have taken over almost 60% of Americans have the audacity to support such immorality. Totally ruining our valuable gay cards during election years.

Don’t worry, though, most of the gays in Kentucky have decided to empty out their closets in rainbow-colored Louisville. The city has experienced 151% increases in homo-satan couples since 2000. The gays have even taken over city government with as many as three holding elected office. The horrors!

If ever you’ve feared a major redecoration or intense scrutiny of your Ugg boots… or maybe your bad comb-over or that ugly double-breasted jacket? Now’s the time to hide. Protect yourself Betty Bowers-style because the end of morality is near! This guy is so taking over.

Tuesday Propaganda: Dept of the GOP Is Always Hunting Hillary

Don’t waste your time. Former Lt. Gov. Steve Henry and his former Miss America wife, Heather French Henry, will be guests on Kentucky Life “Christmas 2007” on KET December 22. They’ll be giving a tour of the Rosemary Clooney House… we mean the house filled with all of Heather’s crap in Augusta (not Maysville as the KET link suggests). The Henrys, you’ll recall, are embroiled in some serious legal disputes. Not to mention they’ve had some difficulty with the IRS (check with the IRS if you want proof) in maintaining 501(c)3 status for their “museum” because they use it as a residence. Par for the course. P.S. If you’ve ever visited the museum your contact information is now part of a political database. Just an FYI. [KET]

All birds leave the nest at some point. Mark Birdwhistell finally jumps ship as secretary of the Health and Family Services cabinet. According to Birdwhistell he’ll be returning to work at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center as an administrator. He’ll also work to kill the rest of health care by serving as a consultant for Medicaid contractor Amerigroup. [C-J]

Purse much? Mitch McConnell loses his lips over Trent Lott during CNN’s footage of a press conference. Inappropriate, yes, but absolutely hilarious. Check the video at the link. [CNN]

Complete and utter crap. That Zogby poll released two days ago showing Hillary getting trampled by everyone and their mother? It’s complete crap. We won’t say we told you so. [Carpet Bagger]

Ernest Lee had horrible advisers. Steve Pence confirms the problems within the Fletcher misadministration and provides a peek into his own credibility by discussing his reasons for refusing to resign as Lt. Gov. Pence may have done some crazy shiz in 2003 but not caving to Fletcher’s obscure desires proves he’s a man of character. We’re sure his new practice as an attorney will be fruitful. [H-L]

Native American outrage. Ernie Fletcher appointed Bruce Brading as chairman of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission (KNAHC) and it turns out he’s quite the shady character. Indictments, fraud, illegal transportation of human remains. Talk about some scandalous hoo-ha. [Rural Democrat]

Partial Update Dept.

Jake spent the evening in the ER so there’ll be light posting for a day or so. Medically necessary “vacation” time.

It’s the economy, stupid. Personal bankruptcy filings for the first three quarters of 2007 totaled more than all bankruptcy filings in 2006. A 40.2% increase. Business filings are up 40.5%. Great economy, isn’t it? All this after more stringent filing rules. [Business First]

Blah. Is it even worth wasting our breath anymore? David Adams rails on our failure of a Board of Education and their new Commissioner. Dear Leader was anointed by King Ernest Lee. We can only hope he’s nothing like Barbara Erwin. [KY Progress]

Hebert has the juice on political appointments. Most notable is Dana Mayton who will take the helm as Jack Conway’s Chief Deputy. Mayton, a UofL lobbyist, has a reputation for bringing home the university bacon. The funny part is in Hebert’s first graph, “Mayton takes the post currently held, and ably administered by, Pierce Whites, who has seemingly run the A.G.’s office the past four years because Greg Stumbo has rarely been seen in Frankfort. Hoo boy. [Mark Hebert]