Steve Beshear is pretending that he won’t be around for Barack Obama’s visit to Ft. Campbell tomorrow.
Check this from the Herald-Leader:
“Unfortunately, the president’s visit was not confirmed until late last night – too late to make arrangements in the governor’s schedule, considering his Oaks Day obligations,” said Beshear spokeswoman Kerri Richardson when asked why Beshear will not be with the president, a fellow Democrat.
You catch that?
Blaming his re-election fears on the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. AND lying about when the President’s visit was confirmed. There was no “late last night” at all.
The visit was confirmed and arranged so early in the afternoon that it was able to be announced to the Kentucky press at 6:42 P.M. – hours later.
It’s a really tough call, isn’t it? Hanging out with rich people at Churchill Downs or standing with the President of the United States and members of the 101st at Ft. Campbell. One has to wonder why the First Lady (come on, it’s Oaks – the lady race) can’t handle horsey responsibilities.