Tuesday, July 18, 2006

If Everyone Jumped off a Bridge....

Governor Ernie Fletcher (R-KY) is using the old "well, they did it, too" defense. He's accused of breaking the Commonwealth's patronage laws by hiring political cronies for state jobs. When several of his people were caught up in an investigation last year, he ended the probe by pardoning everyone investigated.

Now, the Attorney General is going after Gov Fletcher himself. In a 96-page motion, his lawyers say it's all a case of "selective prosecution" -- that Gov Fletcher was only doing what other Governors had done for years and years before him. (Courier-Journal)

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