Daily Kos: Kentucky governor to pardon himself?

Kentucky governor to pardon himself?
by kos
Mon Aug 29th, 2005 at 16:52:55 CDT

Republicans are corrupt and all that, but could KY Gov. Ernie Fletcher really be this stupid?

Governor Ernie Fletcher has called a news conference for a major announcement regarding the merit hiring investigation. The conference is scheduled for 6 p.m. (EDT) tonight.

Reports from the media are inconsistent, but there is a consensus emerging that Fletcher is issuing pardons -- some say nine of them. Mark Hebert (WHAS-11 Louisville) and Bill Bryant (WKYT-27 Lexington) are both reporting online. Sources inside the investigation have told BluegrassReport.org that they expect Fletcher will pardon himself as well.

Local news reports will lead with Katrina, making this the most opportune time for Fletcher to pull this sort of gambit. But he pulls the trigger, and he may be facing impeachment proceedings.

corruption tipping point (4.00 / 2)
The entire republican party should be asking for pardons at this point. Pardons for five years of the most corrupt government in a century.

Are we really supposed to believe that the South will continue to vote republican no matter what?

There has to be a tipping point here. You can fool some people some time, but you can't fool all the people all the time.



by WinSmith on Mon Aug 29th, 2005

Didn't he learn anything from Nixon? (none / 0)
Your Lt. Governor is the person you need to pardon you. Simply go out of state and leave the Lt. Gov in charge for a while.

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities" -- Voltaire

by ohwilleke on Mon Aug 29th, 2005 at 16:48:29 CDT

Daily Kos: Kentucky governor to pardon himself?


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