Friday, November 03, 2006

Ed Worley's 2007 Gubernatorial Campaign Off To A Bad Start

The Richmond Register had a story yesterday about the 34th Senate district race between Ed Worley and Barry Metcalf.

Metcalf has exposed Worley's avid support of casino gambling when he is not in his conservative central Kentucky district. Sen. Worley's main response has been to hurl insults.

Ed has come completely unglued late in the campaign, calling Metcalf names in public and spending obscene amounts of money on Lexington television and radio advertising.

In yesterday's article, Worley even got his decades wrong trying to attack Metcalf.

Worley says Metcalf’s opposition to gambling is hypocritical. “When Barry was in the Senate, he had a chance to kill the state lottery, but didn’t do it,” he said.

Metcalf was in the state Senate from 1994 to 1999. The Kentucky lottery started years earlier, in 1989.

The added social welfare costs brought on by introducing casino gambling are certain to exceed expected revenues from casinos. Given Worley's penchant for funny numbers like state deficits, land prices, ponzi schemes, and "revenue enhancement," it should come as no surprise that he can't keep his decades straight.

UPDATE: The MSM will never report on this in a million years -- much less before Tuesday -- but this contribution from California-based casino magnate R.D. Hubbard would be interesting to anyone who actually believes Sen. Worley when he says he hasn't made up his mind whether to support the big casinos or not.