Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Governor Fletcher's legacy and his final desperate acts to remain in office

With Governor Fletcher still lagging behind in the polls he resorted to posting the Ten Commandments in the Capital yesterday labeling himself “a man of values.” This is funny coming from Fletcher, a man who apparently has no care values of his own. Fletcher’s values consist of a crude calculation of how he can remain in office. His flip-flops on important issues are by now, legendary.

Fletcher began attacking the homosexual population of Kentucky soon after he was indicted to appeal to the right wing:

  • Intolerant Fletcher says that since Kentucky has a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, it also includes banning health insurance, inheritance, and hospital visitation rights to same-sex couples. Funny, I don’t recall those items being included on the 2004 Constitutional Amendment.
  • He refused to veto unconstitutional funding to the University of the Cumberlands, leading Kentucky Equality Federation to hold a protest outside the Governor's Mansion during the Governor's Annual Derby Breakfast (that brings approximately 15,000 people to Frankfort from around the nation).
  • Governor Fletcher also rescinded an executive order Governor Patton had established protecting LGBT people from discrimination in government.
  • Earlier this year Fletcher called the General Assembly into special session to (among other things) ban domestic partner benefits at Kentucky educational institutions even though he reappointed Regents to the Board that supported offering them.
  • His latest aggressive tactic against the gay population includes trying to “scare” voters into voting for him, asking them whether they "want a governor who'd like Kentucky to be another San Francisco."
Ernie, politicians can learn so many things from your world famous flounders. The legacy of the Fletcher Administration will be "what not to do." Hopefully, First Lady Glenna Fletcher gave a “heads up” to staff to begin packing for an evacuation of the Mansion.


7 comments:

Ted said...

Hope he enjoys his last days in office!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bye Bye Bye Fletcher. It's that a song?

Anonymous said...

Good riddance Ernie!!!! What an offensive idiot! A true embarrassment to Kentucky!

BlAh BLAH BLAHHHH...that is what i here when Fletcher is speaking said...

THE GET FLETCHER OUT 2008 CAMPAIGN...HE IS ON HIS WAY OUT...
WHO WANTS A CLOSED MINDED CONSERVATIVE THAT THINKS HE HAS ALL THE ANSWERS...FLETCHER TRUELY IS IN MY OPINION IS A BASKET CASE AND A HALFWIT





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Anonymous said...

thank gd in greyhound he is gonna b gone

Toni said...

Good riddance. Don't let the door hit you in the ass!

JeffA said...

Fletcher has set back Kentucky at least 10 years with his actions as governor. If our history has told us anything its that we as a people become progressively more accepting of individuals as time passes. The most conservative person today pales in comparison to the bigotry we saw before the Civil Rights movement. Our nation and state are bound by time. In 25 years, I'm completely sure we will see major changes in the discrimination against homosexuals. Conservatives governors like Fletcher can slow change but they cannot stop it.

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