End of the Gubernatorial Mullet Caucus?
by gobacktotexas, Mon Oct 08, 2007 at 11:11:43 AM EDT
In all the coverage of this year's statewide election in Kentucky, one fact that has largely escaped notice is the likely death of a once proud institution: the gubernatorial mullet caucus.
For some, it may be tantamount to the end of a way of life:
For the last four years, incumbent Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher has been the sole member of the little-known caucus, but the national Democratic tidal-wave now appears to signify a death nell for his governorship and for Kentucky's mulletocracy.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A new poll finds three of five people asked disapprove Gov. Ernie Fletcher's first-term job performance.
The Lexington Herald-Leader/Action News 36 Election Poll also showed about the same percentage of folks who responded prefer someone else to lead Kentucky.
The poll of 600 people found 37 percent say they'll definitely vote or are leaning toward voting for Fletcher, a Republican.
Meanwhile, 57 percent said they would prefer someone else and 27 percent of that group said they're definitely voting against Fletcher in the Nov. 6 election.
However you feel about Gov. Fletcher, it looks like it is the end of an era in Kentucky, and for our country as well.