2008 In Other Elections
posted by November 6 at 18:00 PMon
Posted by Ryan S. Jackson
Down between fifteen and twenty points in the polls heading into today’s election, Republican Kentucky governor Ernie Fletcher is informing the concerned citizenry of his state that the Homosexual Agenda Is Coming For Your Children. The message, solicited in dulcet tones of Mr. Pat Boone, is being sent out via robocall to homes across Kentucky:
“Now do you want a governor who’d like Kentucky to be another San Francisco?” Boone asks. “Please re-elect Ernie Fletcher.”
And at a campaign stop last night, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports, the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor made a direct attack upon the Democratic ticket: “Do you want a couple of San Francisco treats or do you want a governor?”
Possibly fearing that having a surrogate call his opponents “San Francisco treats” might miss the more cerebral voters he’s hoping to target, Fletcher topped his re-election campaign by having a large display of the Ten Commandments wheeled into the Kentucky statehouse yesterday.
Fletcher Gets Beaten Like a Gong
With nearly 54 percent of the vote in, The Courier-Journal has called the Kentucky Gubernatorial election for Democrat Steve Beshear. Beshear leads 61-39 percent — a margin of about 116,000 votes.
Gov. Ernie Fletcher could never recover from sagging poll numbers following the merit hiring scandal that saw him and others in or close to his administration indicted for violating state law. Fletcher pardoned everyone but himself for alleged wrong doing.