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  •  Reminds me of a mid'80s (7+ / 0-)

    gubanatorial (sp?) election here in KY. I had just moved here and didn't yet meet the residence requirements to vote. Since I thought I'd only be here a year or two (!), it didn't matter and I watched the race with idle curiosity, new to KY politics. Now, in those days, winning the Democratic primary was still the equivalent of winning the governor's race. The field was wide open and crowded because, back then, KY still had a "one term and your done" rule for governor (which I believe only VA still maintains). I'm watching the news and this candidate who owns a chain of bookstores punches a news cameraman right in the face! "Well," I think, I guess he just lost big time. Nope. Dude's name was Wallace Wilkinson and he won in a walk, his poll numbers actually increasing after the physical assault. He then went on to be one of KY's most hated politicians, but I clearly had much to learn about the politics of my new home.

    The Christie in NJ dynamics seem similar--and just as baffling to me.

    "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. http://www.kynect.ky.gov/ for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

    by SouthernLeveller on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 06:02:04 AM PST

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