Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Gov. Ernie Fletcher, just another politician.

What the heck is going on here in the great state of Kentucky? I thought the new Fletcher administration was going to clean up the democrats’ mess and run a nice tight ship. Well apparently it was all political speak, you know, promises that are never intended to be kept. Fletcher seems like a pure bred tool, especially after he pardoned people who weren’t even indicted with anything. I think he just knew it was coming and he would head them off at the pass.

Apparently Fletcher’s henchmen have been booting democrats out of government jobs and stocking them with friends or at least people of the same political party. I would have to believe that this sort of thing goes on everywhere, but wouldn’t you know that ol’ Ernie “clean up Kentucky government” Fletcher would get busted. Just to show he never forgets a friend even if it could make him look like a bigger moron than he does now, he pardons the wrongdoers before they are charged with anything. I give him credit there, any self respecting politician would have disavowed any knowledge of what these people did and claimed to have never known them. Although, like a good politician, Fletcher did plead ignorance by claiming he never knowingly broke any laws. That is a good politician’s excuse. I wish I could use that excuse, “I’m sorry officer; I didn’t know there was a law against killing someone. I gotta plead ignorance on this one.”

Fletcher was called before a grand jury today. He didn’t pardon himself, just the others who were charged with being idiots. Wait a minute; I never knew a governor could pardon themselves. I guess that means Fletcher could murder someone and pardon himself and go about his business, but I digress. Fletcher was in the room with the grand jury for roughly 3 minutes. I can only surmise that he was called up, sworn in, asked a question, and then he pleaded the fifth. When your governor has to plead the fifth in any court proceeding, you know you screwed up in electing him to office.

I don’t claim to be a great political writer, nor do I claim to know all the ins and outs of this situation. One thing I do know is that it doesn’t matter if you are a democrat or a republican, you lie when trying to win an election and you lie when you get in office. I may take a little more delight in the fall of a republican, but that is because they are the ones who seem to be holier than thou. Republicans never mess up, they are never wrong. Democrats remind me of Day-Day in Friday After Next when he claims, “Man, I screw up all the time.” Democrats screw up and we expect that.

Since I have been keeping up with politics, at least a little more than when I was a teenager, I have noticed a few things. No matter your party, both get busted about the same amount of times, the offenses are what separate democrats from republicans. When democrats are involved in a scandal, you can bet you bottom dollar that it is a sexual scandal. When republicans are involved in a scandal it seems to be over money or power. Republicans don’t have sex, unless it is with money or in oil. This is my little political piece for the year perhaps. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you enjoy watching all your elected officials lie to you. They all do it. In reality they are both part of the same party, the human party.

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