Larry Keeling, columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader, unravels the delaying tactics currently being used by the state Republican party in Kentucky (click here).
Apparently, and this is my interpretation, they want to hold racing hostage in a terrorist-style plot that uses slots to 1) raise more money for their party, 2) get more Republicans elected by religious right-wingers by bringing them out to vote against slots at the polls in ravenous hordes, and 3) effectively finish off the horse business in Kentucky.
Wouldn’t that be a lovely scenario? Then the only widely distributed industries left in Kentucky would be …. 1) state government, 2) state universities, and 3) growing pot.
Who do you want to hang first?