Seen all the hubbub? Jackie Green told A Kentucky Newspaper that Greg Fischer’s campaign offered him a job in exchange for dropping out and endorsing him. He’s shared similar details with Phillip Bailey. The Fischer camp is telling two different stories, though.
So what’s news? Jackie Green totally wussed out and sold out, endorsing Greg Fischer while dropping out of the race.
Here’s his release:
LOUISVILLE (Oct. 14, 2010) — Saying that Greg Fischer is the best candidate to lead Louisville into the future, leading Independent candidate Jackie Green announced today that he’s withdrawing from the mayor’s race and endorsing Fischer.
“Fischer’s vision for a sustainable Louisville represents our community’s best chance to improve our environment, support renewable energy and improve public transportation,” Green said.
Fischer welcomes Green’s endorsement, saying he brought important issues to light in the mayor’s race.
“Jackie represents an important and growing voice in our community. I appreciate his support, and I look forward to his continued input,” Fischer said. “I want to establish Louisville as one of America’s greenest cities and Jackie Green – and his many passionate supporters — can help with that vision.”
Fischer has announced plans to create the Office of Sustainability, a Cabinet-level department that reports directly to the mayor and works to make Louisville a greener city. Fischer said he will consult with Green to provide significant input to help structure that office.
“Green can bring a very valuable perspective to the office,” Fischer said.
What was that, again, about Jackie Green not being eye roll-worthy?
UPDATE ON SATURDAY:
Haha – someone from the former Green “campaign” sent this email to the press list at 3:43 A.M.
Subject: Green Campaign Email was compromised.
I’m so sorry for the confusion guys. Apparently a prankster got ahold of my email address and sent out a press release Friday afternoon claiming that I had endorsed Greg Fischer for mayor. Please disregard communication from that email address henceforth as it’s obviously been compromised. I apologize for not having a tighter control on my password. As y
As I said in my interview Thursday with WHAS 11, “Vote your vision, vote your dreams. Don’t vote your party, or your fears.”
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It’s funny. But next time, folks, remember that the Fischer campaign sent the same release Jackie sent.
And here’s the response from the Heiner camp:
If Greg Fischer has such poor judgment that he believes it’s acceptable to sell a city department of government in exchange for a political endorsement he is clearly unfit to be mayor.