Thanks Ernie

Posted by on August 29, 2005

Tonight in a 6pm press conference Governor Ernie Fletcher sealed the fate of any Republican hopeful for the next 30 years.

I’ve talked about this before. Governer Fletcher should have seen this coming when he finished his victory speech. He should have made it crystal clear to EVERYONE on his staff that there would be NO TOLERANCE for “business as usual” as it pertains to running State Government. No political favors, period.

Instead we’ve had to endure this political beating at the hands of Governor-Elect Stumbo. Now, I’m a partisan no doubt about it. But I also want some LEADERSHIP out of the Governor’s Mansion. Thanks to the “disciples” and Ernie’s stunning lack of political savvy we have very REAL charges against administration officials, indictments of same, and a hungry Grand Jury.

These pardons are a slap in the face to every INTELLECTUALLY HONEST Republican in the Commonwealth. And then to add insult to injury, Ernie says he won’t answer any questions before the Grand Jury. Thanks again Ernie.

The Kentucky Republican Party needs some real leadership…and fast. We are NOT living up to the ideals we claim to hold.

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4 Responses to “Thanks Ernie”

  1. King Rat Says:

    And I don’t mean this as a “rub it in” statement, but I think I predicted wayyyy back at the beginning of Uncle Ernie’s administration that no matter how sincere he was with his campaing promise of changing the culture in Frankfort, it wasn’t going to happen. However, I am a little shocked to see the Governor become part of the problem.

    Like our good friend The Mesh says, both parties are exactly alike. The only difference is to whom they whore themselves out.

  2. SingleMind Says:

    I agree. He should be letting the process work, and he should also be as cooperative as possible with the grand jury.

    As far as I am concerned, an investigation is still an investigation. If I were Fletch, I would be giving Scumbo as much rope as he can find with which to hang himself, because sooner or later he would.

    I would only consider pardoning any of these guys at the END of my term, and only for misdemeanors. No one convicted of a felony would get a pardon.

  3. pilgrim Says:

    yep…we are on the same page…except for pardons at the end of his term. Of course an argument could be made that this *IS* the end of his term…

  4. Confessions of a Pilgrim » Governor Fletcher must resign. Says:

    […] His fatal mistake was something I’ve ranted about often in the past.テつ He failed to realize the political climate his administration would serve under.テつ The National scene is as fractured as it’s been in probably 150 years and the State scene is just marginally better…a slim margin.テつ He simply HAD to know that political opportunists like Greg Stumbo would be gunning for him.テつ Mr. Stumbo did just that on a SERIOUS and VERY REAL issue of the Governor’s own making.テつ Governor Fletcher’s response was that he had done nothing that other Governor’s of Kentucky hadn’t done already.テつ As I’ve said before, Governor, it’s about the appearance of impropriety.テつ Be transparent.テつ You’ve been opaque. […]

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