Richie Farmer Strikes Again
Lt. Governor candidate Richie Farmer is certainly new to the "conservative Republican" thing.
He and opposing gubernatorial candidate Bobbie Holsclaw continue to act like fish out of water in this Republican Primary, continually saying and doing things that cause well-founded concern among conservatives.
Farmer has gone on with spending as usual while the rest of state government cut back, and done so unapologetically.
At least Holsclaw has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, pledging to oppose and veto all efforts to increase taxes.
Richie Farmer has done the opposite.
Last night, asked by Bill Goodman to name a Kentucky governor he admired, Farmer replied that he liked the tax-raising Republican Louie Nunn. But he didn't just say he liked Louie Nunn, he said:
"Louie Nunn is somebody that I have always heard is one of the greatest governors that we've had, and he certainly instituted, I think, a tax system at that point in time that allowed our state to thrive."
He thinks Louie Nunn is great BECAUSE NUNN RAISED TAXES.
We would not be surprised if Farmer, in a follow-up question, said he did not realize that Nunn had raised taxes, and that he personally opposes tax increases. But here's the biggest concern:
While Holsclaw and candidate Phil Moffett have both signed the pledge not to raise taxes, David Williams refuses.