Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The best slots votes money can buy

Those Page One guys. Whaddya gonna do with 'em?

In a post today the state's leading liberal blog comes to the defense of KEEP against charges by yours truly that the horse industry has in been in the business of buying votes with the big money it says it doesn't have, being so poor and all.

In an attempt at an argument against this charge, it lists fifteen legislators who got KEEP money and didn't vote for the slots bill. Well, first of all, two of the legislators it lists as voting against the bill (Mike Harmon, R-Danville and Bob Damron, D-Nicholasville) didn't vote at all, leaving only thirteen.

But does the fact that some legislators didn't vote the way KEEP wanted them to vote but took KEEP money prove that the horse industry wasn't buying votes? Just why does Page One think KEEP was contributing to candidates? Does this group that claims to represent the financially threatened horse industry just give money out of the goodness of its heart?

Oh, and how many are on the list of favorable votes who took KEEP money?

And then there are the putties over in the comments section who accuse The Family Foundation of contributing to political campaigns. Sorry folks, never happened. The Family Foundation has never given single solitary dime to a candidate. If you think so, where's your evidence?

The racing industry paid over $400K to high-priced lobbyists. Wonder how much they spent on candidates.

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