Gov. Ern is running a series of ads touting his "No Casinos" tour, where he goes to towns that have casino gambling and talks to people whose lives have been ruined by slot machines. Really? What about a "No Cars" tour to talk to those who've been injured in car wrecks?
Speaking of car wrecks, watch out for runaway hypocrisy as the governor of a state known for tobacco and bourbon shows "concern" for the victims of casino gambling. Where's his concern for the cancer-riddled and the booze-addicted? Oh right...that kind of empathy won't get you elected in this state.
Fletcher, who ends his stupid commercials by saying, WITH A STRAIGHT FACE, "Casino gambling? Not in my Kentucky home," doesn't seem to have a problem with the gambling that occurs at our state's famous horse racing tracks; and he doesn't mind the endless number of inner-city merchants who sell Kentucky Lottery tickets to people who live under the poverty level. But gambling in a casino, where there may be a buffet involved? Oh, hell no! That'll flat ruin us!
I'm sure the anti-casino movement will be fully supported by suspicious country folk, paranoid Bible thumpers, and other people Ernie Fletcher doesn't give a fuck about. And I'm just as sure his opponent and the gaming industry will offer casino gambling as the miracle we've all been waiting for. Like I said before, I don't care one way or another.
Why? Because we'll do it half-ass. I'm not saying I want us to compete with Vegas, but who cares about another lame riverboat casino that can't give away alcohol to gamers? If you can guarantee me something as nice as the Green Valley Ranch casino in my neighborhood, I'll be one casino supporting son of a bitch. Otherwise, whatever.