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Don’t Let Jack Conway Fool You
by Brandon Kiser
Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway is a tried and true, pure blood politician. He’ll tell you what you want to hear, where you want to hear it, when you want to hear it. In recent weeks, Rand Paul, his Republican challenger, has been pressing Conway on his agreements and similarities with very unpopular political entities like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and even the President Barack Obama.
So on July 28th, Jack Conway tried to convince us all that he won’t commit to reinstating Harry Reid as Senate Leader. He dodged the question, which is a bit better than the flip-flopping he’s done on most issues since the primary. What he will do, he says is “go up there and cast my ballot for someone that I respect, someone that I think will be a good leader, and someone who will always listen to me when it comes to representing the interests of Kentucky.”
Right, Jack. “The interests of Kentucky?” The same interests that you are betting against by investing millions in out of state natural gas company, Kinder Morgan – essentially meaning you’d prosper financially if Kentucky coal faltered? And let’s not forget when you supported the Employee Free Choice Act (aka Card Check) to the face of Daily Kos, but not in front of Kentuckians and reporters.
Kentuckians can take solace in one thing: things are looking tough for Sen. Reid and even tougher for Conway’s election. So just maybe Senator Reid won’t be up for even Minority Leader and Jack Conway won’t be there to vote for him, even though he says he can’t commit.