Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bevin adopts trumpian lies to cover up corruption.

Now we know the "tell" of politicians out to destroy the social contract and Democratic principles: trumpian lies.

From the Courier-Journal editorial board:

Poker players refer to tells, the clear signal another player unconsciously puts out that makes his hand evident.

A tell, obviously, is a liability in poker. Tells appear in other avenues of life, too, like politics.

Take Gov. Matt Bevin, for instance, whose political tell was in full effect Tuesday before a tour by an assessment committee at his Anchorage mansion that will be used to help determine the true value of the home.

Bevin turns positively Trumpian when he's under pressure, unleashing a flurry of falsehoods to try to deflect attention from the real issues, like whether he got a sweetheart deal on his mansion's purchase price from his buddy and political crony.

Here are some examples of the laughably ridiculous tweets he fired off Tuesday.

Lie 1: He accused the Courier-Journal and WAVE 3 News of flying a drone over his home.

Lie 2: He claimed the drone was filming his children.

Lie 3: He said Courier-Journal reporter Tom Loftus came to the governor’s home with three attorneys trying to get into his home.

These claims are false. TV station WDRB acknowledged flying the drone. There were no children filmed. Only one attorney accompanied reporter Tom Loftus, there to point out that the inspection was a public meeting subject to the Kentucky Open Meetings Act.

Bevin's tell is worth paying attention to, especially as state government gears up to tackle the crippling pension crisis.

We know the pension problem is real and we fully support Bevin's determination to fix it. 

We also know the governor's tell, and we'll be watching closely for it as his priorities play out. 

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