Term limit career politicians - Rand Paul 9/12/09
Dr. Rand Paul went after both parties at St. Johns Picnic on Saturday in a call to "throw the bums out". He told the crowd that newly elected representatives are tainted by their time in Washington.
"Some play to fears. I want to play to your hopes." Jack Conway 9/12/09
Attorney General Jack Conway's stump speech is evolving. His old material is still there. A goodly portion of his five minutes at St. Johns Picnic on Saturday was spent talking about his fight against cybercrime. The AG said that his office has trained 400 local officers in the fight against cybercrime and that he created a cybercrimes lab.
Conway continues to work to create links to his audience. He told the crowd he was the first to go to college on his mother's side of the family, that he learned responsibility and service from his family.
In some new material, Conway said that he sued the Beshear Administration to keep violent offenders in jail. He cited KERA as a shining example of public education and deplored Kentucky's high drop out rates. Conway said that he supports health care reform and promised not to vote for a bill that harms Kentucky coal.
Galbraith - $5000 for books, tuition, fees, for all post secondary students
It only takes a very short conversation with Gatewood Galbraith to find out that in addition to being very, very funny, he is very, very smart. Saturday at St. John's Picnic, he showed off just a bit by reciting the old Catholic mass in Latin for the crowd.
Galbraith, running as an independent in the 2011 election for governor, then took on both political parties. He told an approving crowd that party politics is not the answer. Pointing to the crowd, he said that yellow dog Democrats and die hard GOP voters were equally at fault for the mess the state is in.
He promised to work with both parties if elected, not caring who got credit as long as the job got done.
Greg Godby, whose store has been robbed 3 times in the past year, urged more local police.
When one thinks of a crime wave, the small city of Clinton, Kentucky, is slow to come to mind. Recently, the city has been experiencing a crime wave that has residents frightened and merchants angry. Break ins and armed robberies brought some to the City Council on Monday, September 14th to share their concerns.
Local grocer Greg Godby told the Council that three armed robberies at Greg's Market, the only grocery store in town, moved him to come to the meeting and plead for increased police enforcement.