Governor's Mansion Traditions

The Governor's Mansion is undergoing a transition phase of its own. before Governor-Elect Steve Beshear and his wife move in.

One custom is that the first lady leaves a white cake for the next first lady. Also, the outgoing governor usually leaves a letter, and a bottle of wine somewhere in the mansion for his successor.

The traditions are considered "friendly gestrures" -- and are not required.


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  • by PROUD DEMOCRAT Location: mt sterling on Nov 8, 2007 at 06:37 PM
    Well sgt first its governor,unless thats how republicans spell it and can it get any worse than the last 4 years??I think not!!! Go mr Beshear!!!Thats gov Bashear!!
  • by Jim Location: Lexington on Nov 8, 2007 at 02:53 PM
    Hopefully he won't leave his judgment and morality there for Gov-Elect Beshear. And also no need to leave the pardoning pen, because Beshear will have the good sense to not break the law and get indicted. Hmmmm...what else could Ernie leave for him. Oh yeah, he can leave some poker chips from his poker set so Steve will have something to keep his eye on when writing his casino bill to try to drag this 49th-in-almost-everything state out of the gutter with the 500 mil in tax revenues they'll have to work with.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Nov 8, 2007 at 11:19 AM
    Thunderbird & a couple of Hostess Sno-Balls. lol
  • by SGT Howard Location: KY on Nov 8, 2007 at 09:41 AM
    well he should leave some good judjement and common sense for the incoming lowlife who is now going to be called govoner. actually i cant wait so when he screws up badly i wonder who will the democrats blame then, maybe it was an insider republican who cases all the problems they will say.

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