Monday, August 13, 2007

Lexington Herald Leader: Governor Fletcher Refuses To Endorse Mitch McConnell

Ryan Alessi had an interesting column today on the tension still remaining from Benedict McConnell's backstabbing of Governor Fletcher and Kentucky's conservatives:
While Fletcher says that he and Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell are friends again, the governor has stopped short of saying that he'll endorse McConnell for re-election in 2008...

Fletcher wouldn't say whether he'll discourage other Republicans from challenging McConnell.

It should be noted that Fletcher also said he didn't expect to draw a GOP challenger for his re-election and ended up with two.

Justin Brasell, McConnell's general consultant for his re-election bid, said whether Fletcher endorses or not is up to the governor. But he said reports of any animosity between the two GOP leaders are exaggerated.

"No, there's no source of frustration at all," Brasell said. "I think the governor and the senator are getting along just fine."

Yeah, right. Who does Brasell think he is kidding? The Courier-Journal reported that a poll last week showed a majority of Northup/McConnell voters are supporting the Democrat Steve Beshear. Apparently the Louisville liberal McConnell thinks he is getting along with the Governor so well that he doesn't have to work any of the Louisville voters that he talked into turning on Governor Fletcher. If he keeps this up, Larry Forgy will send McConnell packing back to Louisville himself next spring.