Former Gov. Steve Beshear was a class act. I didn’t agree with him on the coal issue but did on almost everything else. He was a governor for the people and his Kynect program was so well run and efficient that it garnered Kentucky national attention for reducing the ranks of the uninsured in Kentucky.
The religious fanatics and Kim Davis lovers elected a man even his Republican colleagues described as “an East Coast con man” and “a pathological liar.” He promised to release his tax returns after the election, but he has not done so. He did not object to elimination of federal legislation that kept the coal companies from dumping waste and poisons into streams and he pushed passage of the so-called right-to-work law that should be known as the right-to-starve law.
He got charter schools legislation passed that sucks money out of our already-strapped public schools. And recently he engaged in a sweetheart deal to buy a house and property from a man who contributed heavily to his campaign, and who Bevin appointed to the Kentucky State Employees Pension Fund Board.
In short, Bevin is a knave and his legacy will be a state much worse off than he found it.