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Hey Scott: You wanna do Kentucky politics?(5 posts)

Hey Scott: You wanna do Kentucky politics?OldEdScott
Aug 14, 2003 11:30 AM
Here's some high-level strategy in our governor's race:
re: Hey Scott: You wanna do Kentucky politics?sn69
Aug 14, 2003 12:02 PM
Somehow I've always imagined the "Northern South" being more genteel and sh!t. You know, julips, belles in hoops skirts, guys named Booker who owne ornate horse ranches. Now, the deep south such as my recent but not missed home of Louisiana is where I'd expect mullets and other such nonesense to be serious qualifying criteria for public office.

...As opposed to my current home where all one needs apparently is to be very rich and to drive a Hummer....
Damn, that makes me proud to be a Kentuckian!PaulCL
Aug 14, 2003 4:50 PM
I gotta grow me a mullet! What a second.....I can't do it...I wouldn't qualify....I have all of my teeth, no tattoos, not a single pickup in my family tree, an IQ in the triple digits and I will never date my daughter. Bummer. Maybe I'll just run for 'guvner' instead.

You're right about the Southern gentility, as long asOldEdScott
Aug 15, 2003 5:46 AM
you confine yourself to the Central Kentucky/Bluegrass region (the horsy Lexington-Frankfort-Louisville axis, roughly along I-64). White plank fences, mint julips and hoops skirts for sure. UK basketball, the Thousand Year Reich of college hoops. (Doug, stop, don't hit the 'censor' button, I'm directing that at myself!)

To the east, you have the mountains, home of hillbillies and the old war on poverty. Bad roads and good (hard) climbing. To the north, where PaulCL lives, it's more like a regular U.S. urban area, which in fact it is because it's part of Cincinnati metro. They have accents up there (we don't -- we talk normal, as in 'your all's'.)

South and west of the Bluegrass is where you'll find mullet-land. As for me my personal ownself, I live right on the border between the genteel and the mullet. And I mean both geographically and psychologically. Ho, ho.
"accent"....what accents, we don't have accents...PaulCL
Aug 15, 2003 7:07 AM do. We talk normally without even a hint of an accent. Though, we do throw in a couple of "ya'lls" just to let everyone know we do actually live in Kentucky and not in Ohio.

As for eastern KY...great hills with locals that really appreciate seeing a grown man in lycra riding a bicycle. NOT! But I do like riding in that area - might have to take a weekend this fall and do it again.