Unlucky in Kentucky?
Steve Beshear looked like the luckiest man alive last year. The Kentucky Democrat breezed into the governor's mansion, benefiting from the scandals that were plaguing ...
Steve Beshear looked like the luckiest man alive last year. The Kentucky Democrat breezed into the governor's mansion, benefiting from the scandals that were plaguing Gov. Ernie Fletcher.
Now? Beshear is having a tough time and is planning something of a "reboot" of his governorship, as the Associated Press reports:
FRANKFORT (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear is planning a series of town hall meetings across Kentucky in an effort to regroup from a rocky start as the state's top-elected official.
Beshear has been unable to deliver on his campaign pledge to shepherd through the legislature a constitutional amendment allowing casino gambling, which he said could have produced several hundred million dollars in additional state revenue.
The governor also was unsuccessful in his push to increase the cigarette tax from 30 cents to $1 a pack.
The lesson here seems to be that sometimes it's better to win a tougher election -- provided it gives you a mandate for the policies you want to implement.
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