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Monday, October 30, 2006

Herald-Leader: Endorsement for the 88th

Recently, the Lexington Herald-Leader endorsed Chris Frost for the state house seat in the 88th District:
Kentucky needs strong, independent, innovative leaders, and Frost has the potential to become one of them. Frost would be joining the majority party in the House but hardly as someone who would ask for instructions.

He has been openly critical of his party's focus on broad platitudes and conservative social issues without offering any real vision for Kentucky or the nation.

A respected law professor and an expert in contracts and commercial law, Frost would bring his training as a researcher, analyst and debater to the critical problems facing Kentucky.

Bill Farmer's response, mostly focusing on his accomplishments, was published last Wednesday:
As a member of the minority caucus, I have experience working with members of both parties. I was a co-sponsor of House Bill 3 which is one of the toughest sex offender laws in the country.

I was a co-sponsor of the small business-tax relief bill. Pride of authorship does not matter to me. What really matters is that we pass good legislation for all of the people of Kentucky.

Not a bad response, but I found the following line most amusing:
By endorsing my opponent the editorial board is supporting one of its own, a leftist who masquerades as a moderate only when beneficial to accomplishing his radical agenda.

I do wish Republicans would quit using this cliche. Most of them have never met a real leftist. I have, and Frost hardly fills the bill. Unfortunately, public policy has shifted so far to the right that anything that smacks of centrism is considered 'leftist' and 'liberal'.

It's time for a change in leadership, both in Frankfort and nationwide. Vote for Frost next week!

Sarah G


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