Live results tonight on Kentucky Governor’s race at @AOSHQDD.

Found here. Fair warning: I dunno if Matt Bevin’s gonna pull this one out. Kentucky is one of the few places left in the South where the Democratic party still survives and the polling has been ever-so-slightly favoring Jack Conway. Guess we’ll see…

Democrat Jack Conway: half of my directors AND MY DOG were female!

In answer to a question about a sexual harassment settlement, no less. I’m not even outraged, honestly: just… nostalgic. Jack Conway doesn’t always think this stuff through. Remember, back in 2010, when he thought ‘Aqua Buddha’ was a campaign-killer? Well…

Don’t ever change, Jack Conway. Don’t ever change.

Moe Lane

PS: Never refer to your female subordinates and your female pets in the same answer. I am amazed that I have to point this out. And yet, I am not.

What does Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway (D) intend to do about that defiant County Clerk?

Via @EsotericCD comes this latest action in the same-sex marriage wars:

Speaking as a same-sex marriage supporter: I was and am adamantly opposed to using the courts to force Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to issue the licenses in the first place. I therefore feel that her continuing defiance is a matter for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and does not really require my personal input. But it does require the personal input of both Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway (D) and Kentucky Governor Steve Bershear (D). Spoiler warning: neither man particularly wants to be involved in this issue. Continue reading What does Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway (D) intend to do about that defiant County Clerk?

Is Gov. Steve Beshear (D, KY) extorting campaign contributions?

(Via Instapundit) That’s the rather bombshell allegation being made today; the gist is that Rodney Young (a retiring psychologist for the Department of Juvenile Justice has reported that his colleagues were the target of an attempt to extort $500 contributions to Steve Beshear’s re-election campaign, with the threat that they could lose their jobs if they did not so contribute. The major argument against this happening is that it would be EXTREMELY STUPID of anyone affiliated with the Governor to make this kind of threat; particularly considering the video found below.

For those without video access, that’s Steve Beshear promising that accountability begins at the top, and that he’s expecting all of his top staffers will be trained in ethics.

Well. All right, then. Continue reading Is Gov. Steve Beshear (D, KY) extorting campaign contributions?

RedState Interview: Todd P’Pool (R CAND, KY-AG).

Todd P’Pool is the Republican nominee for Kentucky Attorney General, and he’s looking to topple incumbent Jack “Aqua Buddha” Conway this November.  We talked about that, the need for Kentucky to join the fight against Obamacare (and the job-killing EPA), and a variety of other things, starting with his name:

Todd’s site is here.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

Chris Matthews brings DOOM unto Jack Conway.

Yes. That Chris Matthews. Matthews apparently did not personally approve of the way that Jack Conway smeared Rand Paul with a recent scurrilous ad, and so took the opportunity to smack Conway around for over seven minutes of pretty much relentless, aggressive interviewing.

Yes, again: that Chris Matthews. As I remarked just now on Twitter, watching this was like watching Jack Conway get mauled by a Teletubbie.

H/T: Erick Erickson, on Twitter.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Rand Paul for Senate.

PPS: I believe that the DSCC may now start transferring money out of that race with a clear conscience.

‘I will not be shaking his hand tonight…’

That will probably be the most quoted line from the Rand Paul / Jack Conway debate last night, and for good reason: it represents a rather drastic line in the sand drawn against the scurrilous and vituperative wave of attacks made by progressive Democrats desperate to keep their tottering Congressional majorities.  The video:

What Dr. Paul is referring to is this exceptionally offensive and cynical attempt by the Conway campaign to provoke religious bigotry in Kentucky voters.  As Ed Morrissey noted at the link, one of the things that made said ad so… pettily nasty… was that Conway not only attacked Paul’s personal religious beliefs; he went after Paul’s opposition to funding faith-based initiatives.  Given the way that progressives in the last decade had gone after such things hammer and tongs themselves – at least, when there was a Republican in office – I think that we can safely assume then that their opposition was a flat-out lie. Continue reading ‘I will not be shaking his hand tonight…’

#rsrh @maddow, come on over to the Dark Side.

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I’m not saying that you have to go Full Metal Pachyderm or anything; but come on. Wouldn’t you rather see Rand Paul in that Senate seat? Honestly and truly? At least he’s not insulting your intelligence like the way that this Conway guy is.

Seriously.  One little bit of independence from the Democratic party line won’t do you any harm.

Moe Lane

PS: Rand Paul for Senate.

Moe Lane