Sunday, April 22, 2007

Plastic Governor

Mailing campaign literature to college students: $277.50. Campaign buttons for each voting student: $650.00. Buying the mock primary: $1,650.00. Defeating Anne Northup: priceless.

There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s FletcherCard.

From Pol Watchers:

Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Democratic Treasurer Jonathan Miller were the winners in a mock election of this year's governor's race sponsored by Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s office involving students at Kentucky’s public universities. The mock election began April 10 and ended today. More than 750 students participated, said a news release from Grayson’s office.

In the Republican primary, the slate of Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Robbie Rudolph got 44.6 percent of the vote, compared to 40.3 percent for Anne Northup and Jeff Hoover. Billy Harper and Dick Wilson got 15.1 percent.

Planting Priorities

From Blue Grass, Red State Blog:

Northup/Hoover released a very exciting position paper on Kentucky agriculture today. Anne Northup and Jeff Hoover plan to make agriculture and rural development a priority. They plan to make the most of every farm product. They plan to foster an economic and environmental climate conducive to Kentucky agriculture. Finally, Anne Northup and Jeff Hoover will truly appreciate Kentucky agriculture and not use it for political gain.

Agriculture as a priority? What about education as priority? Mine safety as a priority? Ethics legislation as a priority? Pension reform as a priority? Spending restraint as a priority? What about actual priorities as priorities?

OSI Interprets

This week's question is: Do you support a constitutional amendment that would automatically restore voting rights to felons once they have completed their full sentence? Here are their responses -- in their own words!

Ernie Fletcher: "I do not think that it is too much to ask of a person who knowingly committed the most serious of crimes to comply with a few simple steps to have those precious rights restored." Ernie does not support the automatic restoration of voting rights for felons.

Anne Northup: "No, I oppose a constitutional amendment to automatically restore voting rights for felons."

Billy Harper: "Convicted felons need to work their way back into society and earn their voting rights." Billy does not support automatic restoration of voting rights for felons.

That's all folks, the candidates in their own words, deciphered.
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