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  •  Beshear's angle is cynical, but understandable... (4+ / 0-)

    ...if he has any potential thoughts of taking on Rand Paul in 2016, to avoid giving Paul a cultural issue to distract the Kentucky electorate in what is otherwise likely to be a much more favorable political climate for a democrat like Beashear to win that seat than in 2010.  It's also quite possible that Beshear will pick someone of plausible competence to pursue the state's appeal, but who nevertheless lacks ideological commitment to the issue - and that Beshear will privately be delighted if the state loses the appeal.

    Yeah, cynical politics to be sure, but if this is the way events play out (appeal loses), it will be a very good thing in the big scheme of things if Beshear winds up taking the Ky Senate seat from Paul.  Marriage equality is on the fast-track to winning the war nationally, regardless of a few temporary speed-bumps in places like Kentucky.

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