Skip to comments.BREAKING: Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) indicted
Posted on 05/11/2006 1:43:19 PM PDT by Republican WildcatEdited on 05/11/2006 1:58:13 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Governor Fletcher indicted
04:43 PM EDT on Thursday, May 11, 2006
By K. ALISON BROTZGE / WHAS11.com
Governor Ernie Fletcher has been indicted by the Merit Hiring Grand Jury on charges of conspicacy to commit politcal discrimination. This is culmination of months of investigation by the Attorney General, Greg Stumbo and a blanket pardon from Governor Fletcher. It should be noted that the pardon does not include the governor.
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From The Associated Press:
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Gov. Ernie Fletcher was indicted on misdemeanor charges Thursday by a special grand jury investigating state hiring practices.
Fletcher was charged with criminal conspiracy, official misconduct, and violating the prohibition against political discrimination.
The grand jury also handed down 14 sealed indictments.
(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Online at: http://www.whas11.com/topstories/stories/WHAS11_TOP_govfletcherindicted_.3055a872.html
I really don't understand this. I never heard of political discrimination so hopefully later their will be more news on this. I can't believe another Republican is in trouble. I actually hope that due to my ignorance that I just don't know what the heck this is and maybe this is not as bad as it seems to be.
Can someone explain this in layman's terms??
Remember, it's not the evidence, it's the seriousness of the charge.
So don't worry your pretty head, just sit back and wait for the public hanging in the Kentucky Derby stadium infield.
And that's the name of that tune!
It's a two-pronged self-inflicted pitchfork to the foot. When it comes to political combat, the Dems go for it like streetfighters. They fight to win. They fight like rabid dogs. They do not hold back, they do not pull their punches, and the only "rule" they observe is "will this help me win, or not?"
Our boys, on the other hand, steeped in the culture of the countryclub, step into the ring with Robert's Rules of Order under one arm, and The Marquis of Queensbury Rules under the other. And they leave on a gurney, mumbling something about "get the number of that truck!"
The other prong of the pitchfork is even bloodier. They treat their base like a classical abused wife, while going "Hey, babe!" to every Democrat constituency they encounter. The basic reality eludes them: The Democrat factions will gladly accept the handouts proffered -- and then vote Democrat.
The whole scene is mind-boggling. Alienating their own voters, while paying off the other party's hardcore constituents. Beyond madness.
Anyone who hasn't read Peggy Noonan's column today... should!
For some reason Kentuckians are rock ribbed Republicans when voting for President, Senator, and Congress, but they like Democrat governors. And Republicans have run some pretty lame candidates in the past. Fletcher was the best one in years. I refuse to believe he had anything to do with any organized effort to fire state employees just because they were Democrats. He might have had some idiot underlings that did it in a hamhanded way and left a paper trail. The problem is that 99% of state employees are Democrats, so if you fire any serious number of them you are going to open yourself up to charges of political discrimination. The Democrat-controlled legislature wrote that goofy political discrimination law just so they could do this is a Republican ever won the governorship again.
Oh yeah, and Grady Stumbo is a scumbag. One of the stunts he pulled was having TV stations miraculously show up with cameras while he staged "raids" on the offices of Fletcher's aides. In one of them people were shown carrying out dozens of "boxes of documents." All the boxes were empty and were planted by Stumbo. The gullible Kentucky media bought it hook, line, and sinker.
Laugh-a while you can, mohnkeeboy!
I don't know about the definitions, and I'm not a lawyer. They were just in the top 3 search results on the state's page...
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What sort of silly madness is this?
It's simple -- Democrats don't like it when Republicans try to blur the distinction between the two parties.
Republicans are supposed to be the ones who employ the Patronage System within the Party, i.e., ensure that only good 'ol boys get to make it to/through the primaries.
Democrats, on the other hand, are not supposed to do that. Their role is to employ the Patronage System after they get into office, using it to populate the various offices with like-minded effendi.
Is a Taco Stein a big German mug that you drink your taco from? That reminds me of "Cup o Pizza". The new Taco Stein guy put the old Taco Stein guy out of business.....
Maybe George Clooney's dad will run for Kentucky governor next time.
Here is the link to the video of L Barker's report: http://www.krqe.com/video/expandedbiglocal.asp?RECORD_KEY[VideoBigLocal]=ID&ID%5BVideoBigLocal%5D=3793 I won't watch it as I'm on dialup... I have heard a bit about the story though.
Another one bites the dust. I wonder how many more Republicans will go down before the Dems take over.
More than a bit like that. Sheesh! What will they criminalize next.