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Fletchers Followers: The Numbers Are Dwindling Wednesday, August 31, 2005

It looks like Fletcher's followers are becoming fewer and far between. Back in 2003, there were very few newspapers in Kentucky that endorsed Ernie Fletcher. The most prominent of which was The Cincinnati Enquirer/Kentucky Enquirer. In all this scandal, They seem to have changed their tune just a bit. A recent blog entry from a post made by the Kenton County Democrats:

By issuing blanket pardons for present and former staff members who were charged with crimes of violating state laws regarding the merit hiring system, Governor Ernie Fletcher has taken away the public’s ability to ever know the truth.


This governor has underestimated the common sense of Kentucky’s people. Nobody pardons innocent men. Unless there is something to hide.


Ernie Fletcher keeps getting himself in deeper and deeper. He continues to show a blatant disregard for all things. He continues to lie about the whole thing and as was pointed out, why not let your men stand trial and prove their innocence. What have they got to loose?

posted by Stithmeister @ 1:49 PM

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At 4:54 PM, Blogger kydemocrat said...
A great blog entry from Kathy Groob, chair of the Kenton Co. Democrats. The Boone Co. Democrats' chair posted a terrific opinion on their home page. View it at

Ernie Fletcher is such a typical Republican. Carefully choosing words like "knowingly" and "willfully". Much like W's statements about Karl Rove and promising to fire anyone that broke the law. That, coming from the same person that said anyone that exposed a source at the CIA would be fired. Funny how things change.

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At 3:00 AM, Blogger Cynicus said...
Look, i'm ignorant of lawyerly ways. Can anyone explain to me how this blanket pardon, or amnesty, or whatever it is, is NOT going to work? To me, it seems like all Bertless Ernie has to do now is take the 5th to every question, and all his cronies can answer every question with "I don't remember" and a big possum grin.

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At 8:53 AM, Blogger Stithmeister said...
I think the problem you run into is the constitutionality of what he did. The problem is that he pardoned people who'd never been convicted of a crime. He's hoping to divert attention from them. The problem is the moment you convict, they have to give up their state jobs. I doubt it will be pressed but it would be nice to see it done.

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