Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Governor Fletcher Steps Up Against Casinos


Governor Fletcher announced today through his campaign manager that he doesn't support putting casinos on the ballot in Kentucky.

Good move. A little late in the day, but a good move nonetheless.

Casinos cost states more than they benefit them and putting the issue on the ballot only allows the casinos -- and their pathetic mouthpiece surrogates like KEEP -- to pour millions of dollars in slick advertising onto the airwaves.

While it would have been satisfying to see Team Fletcher jump on this earlier, they were right to hold onto it for a while. Beshear has no place to go on casinos, except maybe to bid higher.

Can we get $600 million a year, Steve?