Fletcher Says He's Leaning Toward Work In Private Sector

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Governor Ernie Fletcher says he's considering working in the private sector once he's out of office. But he says he's in no rush to get another job after losing his re-election bid to Steve Beshear.

The well-traveled governor has a resume that includes stints as a fighter pilot, a Baptist minister, engineer, doctor and congressman.

Fletcher is considering a return to medicine, but wouldn't make the move without doing an internship to catch up on what he's missed in the last 10 years.

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


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  • by Brian Location: Ashland on Nov 15, 2007 at 06:03 AM
    No Ha, as a matter of fact I have no bumper stickers on any of my vehicles stating anything. I along with alot of the state was watching Kentucky Central fiasco long before Ernie Fletcher made an appearance on the scene attempting to be governor. It takes more than a commercial or a soundbite to help formulate my opinions even if it does come from the person I am supporting for the office. Neither side has the corner on "truth" in advertising. As for casinos, I personally am not really overwhelmed with the idea, but I AM completely in favor of giving the citizens of the Commonwealth the chance to express themselves in the voting booth.
  • by Opinion Location: Kentucky on Nov 14, 2007 at 01:48 PM
    Kentucky Voters and Democrats have a long tradition together...Messing up good things! To those who voted for Beshear congratulate yourselves. Soon KY will be last in everything across the nation as we were before Fletcher's GREAT leadership. Fletcher I am sorry our state is filled with ignorance. Thank you for your excellent service, you will be missed.
  • by Hahaha Location: in KY somewhere..... on Nov 14, 2007 at 01:38 PM
    Oh poor Brian....you really bought into that Fletcher version of the KY Central story. I guess you had a "NO CASINOS" bumper sticker on your vehicle, too, huh? Anyway, I agree with Jay. If Fletcher MD walked in, I believe I would run as fast as I could out the door. I guess Fletcher figures if he gets back into medicine, he can overbill the state for services provided to low-income and uninsured parties. Hmm, another way to screw the state.......seems like a pattern for him!
  • by Just wait Location: Central KY on Nov 14, 2007 at 01:36 PM
    To all the folks that voted for Beshear. Have you ever thought of getting your heads examined? Seriously, you voted out the BEST man to lead our state. Really you be ashamed that you let a witch hunt take a great leader like Fletcher out of office. Shine on Fletcher and KY you truly deserve what you are about to get. Steve Beshear will destroy our state, just like KY Central.
  • by Mike Location: Danville on Nov 14, 2007 at 08:45 AM
    All I have to say is that until the Republicans got into office, both in the state and in Washington, I was not paying $3 a gallon for gas. In my opinion, it is high time the lower and middle class people got a break. And the way I see it, the Democrats can't do any worse. The economy was much stronger 8 years ago than it is today. That is it was much stronger then for the middle and lower class. It might be stronger today for the higher class.
  • by Brian Location: Ashland on Nov 13, 2007 at 06:34 PM
    Well Lee and Jay, I'll tell you what, if our recent idiot elect runs his office in Frankfort the way his law office was run during the Kentucky Central fiasco the legal profession won't be in much better shape than the medical profession.
  • by get a life libs on Nov 13, 2007 at 06:33 PM
    yea we need to start taking apart the liberal media to go with it to biased jerks.
  • by Bart Location: bamcq@earthlink.net on Nov 13, 2007 at 05:23 PM
    My goodness! Do any of you all need a Kleenex?
  • by steve on Nov 13, 2007 at 05:12 PM
    yea this is going to be a fun time its time to bash the hell out of these clowns like they have done us the shoes on the other foot my goofey (edited) liberal kooks.
  • by soacialist lib buster on Nov 13, 2007 at 05:07 PM
    Screw you socialist libs i guess you have your short lived dictatorship back but not for long leftwing treehuggers and yes thats what you worship the planet not god.Man since the dem wackos won why the roads turn to gold as soon as you start driving on them well i feel better about myself allready you stupid nuts voted the best gov we have ever had why we can all be kumbaya make me gag aint skeered of no liberals.
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