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Monday Afternoon Roundup. Primary Eve Edition.

May 19th, 2008 by jake · 3 Comments

Dropping Cynicism and Negativity? Who said “When people drop cynicism and drop negativity and work together, we can do anything?” Guess. It wasn’t Bruce Lunsford. Peep the video for proof. Something about doing Mitch McConnell’s dirty work? [YouTube]

Former racist Klan member and 700-year member of the U.S. Senate Robert Byrd (D-WV) endorsed Barack Obama. “Barack Obama is a noble-hearted patriot and humble Christian, and he has my full faith and support,” Byrd said. [Ben Smith/Politico]

One of the names listed on Greg Fischer’s illegal Obama flyer is none other than Paula McCraney. McCraney, you’ll recall if you’re in the Louisville media market, is the former spokeswoman for the Circuit Court Clerk who was fired after “someone” unsealed documents in the prominent local murder case of Ivan Cano. [WHAS11]

Someone is making phone calls at– get this– 3:00 A.M.– to voters, claiming to be from Bruce Lunsford’s U.S. Senate campaign. The calls are not coming from the Lunsford campaign. Stinks of retarded ass Fischer campaign behavior. What’s up with this, Kim & A.J.? [Press Release]

A Frank Simon-esque mailer that is sickeningly homophobic went out across the Louisville Metro Council’s 6th District attacking Democratic candidate Ken Herndon. Herndon’s opponent, incumbent George Unseld, is holding a 3:30 press conference to denounce it.

We’ve redacted a portion of the text from the mailer (claimed to have been paid for by “Citizens for Family and Moral Values”) because it’s, well, sick and inappropriate.

Take a peek:


The front of the mailer has a photo of four men at a gay pride parade and suggests that Ken Herndon tries to hide his sexual orientation, which isn’t true. “I guess when you live a life of trash…” is just some of the fancy language used.

The back is just beyond belief. It personally attacks a member of Herndon’s campaign staff, alleging that the staffer is a drunk driver and alleging that said staffer was “charged with being a pedophile.” Yeah, that’s right. Vomit-inducing.

Is this what DEMOCRATIC politics have come to in Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city? Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is despicable.

Tags: Bad Behavior · Bruce Lunsford · Discrimination · Election · Greg Fischer · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Politics · Presidential Race 08 · Senate Race

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JeffNLou // May 19, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    That may not really be Ken Herdon in that picture. Photoshop can do a lot. But if it is Ken, then this really sends a signal around here as to the current state of social & political affairs is.

  • 2 Steve Magruder (I, not D or R) // May 20, 2008 at 12:08 am

    I don’t see anything immoral with taking part in a gay pride parade.

    The only thing that is trashy here are those behind this vicious mailer.

  • 3 Phillip M. Bailey // May 20, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    After covering the Herndon-Unseld race for LEO, I noticed a few people whispered to me that he way gay. They asked if I knew Herndon was, I’d usually say, “No, he didn’t have it tattooed on his forehead.”

    I saw the flier. DISGUSTING. I wonder what neighborhood in the 6th district was this targeted for?

    Sometimes we Louisvillians are shielded from the brutal homophobia outside the Watterson Expressway. It’s an intolerant desert out there in much of the Commonwealth. We want to believe our city’s blue oasis is insulated or immune from it, but this is still KENTUCKY.

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