Beshear Ready For Change

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Fresh off his victory over Gov. Ernie Fletcher in Tuesday's election, Democrat Steve Beshear is pledging to seek bi-partisan cooperation with lawmakers in pushing his agenda next year.

Beshear is promising to put together an administration that listens to people. He spoke to reporters outside a Frankfort hotel.

One of Beshear's first tasks will be filling top administration posts, and the governor-elect says announcements will begin Thursday and continue over the next few weeks leading to the inauguration. Beshear says one clear message sent by voters is that they want a referendum on casino gambling on next year's ballot.

Beshear won with 59 percent of the vote to Fletcher's 41 percent.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by SPIKE LEE OF KY.BB Location: LEX..KY on Nov 9, 2007 at 10:26 AM
    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:WHEN A NEW GOVERNOR IS ELECTED HIE APPOINTMENTS ARE NON MERIT EMPLOYEES.THEY ARE THERE TO SERVE THE GOVERNOR.THESE PEOPLE IN THESE POSITONS KNOW THERE JOB IS OVER ONCE A NEW GOVERNOR COMES IN.UNLIKE MR.FLETCHER,HE AND HIS PEOPLE GAVE THE BOOT TO MERIT EMPLOYEES AND TO THOSE WHO DIDN'T SUPPORT HIM.TRUST ME ,WE WILL NOT HAVE ANY SCANDALS UNDER BESHEAR.THERE IS NO NEED FOR SOUR GRAPES A WE MOVE FORWARD AND EMBRACE CHANGE.SO LET'S GET THE FACTS RIGHT.IT'S OUR DUTY AT A CRUCIAL TIME TO COME ALONG SIDE OF BESHEAR AND LET HIM HELP PUT KY.BACK TOGETHER.I CHALLENGE YOU TO EMBRACE THIS CHANGE OF THE GUARD AND TOGETHER WE CAN GET IT DONE.TODAY,I AM PROUD TO BE A KENTUCKIAN.KY.STOOD UP IN THIS ELECTION AND COULDN'T BE MORE PROUD.YES,KY.IS SMARTER THAN SOME POLITICIANS THIN.HINT,HINT.BESHEAR IS A DIAPER DANDY BABY,A PT PLAYER.LET'S ROLL.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 8, 2007 at 04:18 PM
    change looks like we went back to a dictatorship.
  • by J Location: KY on Nov 8, 2007 at 01:36 PM
    So, his first duty of business is to boot people out of their positions and then re-fill them? Right? Wow, isn't this the same thing Fletcher got into so much trouble for?? Oh but wait, nobody cares because they wanted this guy in office....our political system is pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Nov 8, 2007 at 01:22 PM
    He's only seeking change? I'd go for bills myself...
  • by Gale Location: Lancaster on Nov 8, 2007 at 09:33 AM
    yes we need change. Someone who will listen to us....

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