Game on: Senate President David Williams is sweating over another suspicious judicial appointment by Gov. Steve Beshear. It is expected the governor will appoint Majority Leader Dan Kelly to a vacant circuit judgeship, which Williams says is all about plucking another Republican from the Senate. After Beshear’s slot machine legislation failed to pass in the General Assembly, he was often quoted as saying either we need to change the state senator’s minds or change some state senators. Let the gamesmanship begin.
Sagger like us: In case you missed it, yes, a Metro Council committee passed that silly anti-sagging resolution that encourages citizens to pull up their pants. It goes before the full council next week.
Kids in the town hall: Congressman John Yarmuth’s first and only in-person town hall meeting went as well as it can be expected. The health care forum drew a 1,400 plus crowd that cheered and booed the congressman at just about every chance it got. The jeers grew louder when he voiced support of a government-provided public insurance option and applause roared when Yarmuth said no one should die because they cannot afford health care. Now it’s back to Washington to see if President Obama can make up for his rookie mistakes.
End these times: San Francisco News & Review’s Jeff vonKaenel, a veteran in the alt-weekly newspaper business says citizens should soon be prepared to live without daily newspapers. Is he right about a post-daily journalism world? Let’s hope not.