Stumbo wants to continue killing people, only less humanely

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recently stated that he does not support the American Bar Association’s call for a moratorium on the death penalty in Kentucky, despite the many egregious flaws in our state’s system.

Neither does former attorney general and current Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t for reforming the system. As you can see, instead of lethal injections, he says that we should use Old Sparky:

House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he would oppose shelving the death penalty in Kentucky, even temporarily, and instead would rather see Kentucky ditch lethal injections in favor of the electric chair if it meant fewer chances for death row inmates to appeal.

“When I was attorney general, we tried to push these cases forward and kept running into judicial roadblocks,” said Stumbo, who served as attorney general between 2003 and 2007. “I actually said at one time, why don’t we go back to doing it the old fashioned way and do away with lethal injections.”

Now that’s some common sense thinking right there. This way, we can 1) kill more people and 2) also do it in a barbaric and tortuous fashion, with the additional chance of setting someone’s head on fire as they scream in agony while they die.

You go, Kentucky Democrats! Away.


  1. Brandy
    Posted January 27, 2012 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    Why don’t you get your facts straight liar. It is the republican pro-lifers that support the death penalty MORE BY FAR!!!!!!

  2. ws
    Posted January 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    More and more murderers must be killed
    by executions, much more frequently, and their deaths must NOT be painless! Not only will their deaths eliminate the threat, but a murderer might consider that they don’t want to risk a painful death, although the wait in prisons has been/is MUCH too long. And please make these executions public.

  3. Zack
    Posted January 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    @ws I’m just going to assume you’re a troll and go on about my day.

  4. kentondem
    Posted January 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    If any of these people were named Fletcher, Stumbo would have already dropped the case.