Gatewood Galbraith was a man of many words, a lot of colorful ones at that. The Lexington attorney ran five unsuccessful races for governor. Each term, each time he ran he never compromised his values for a vote.
"Everybody statewide is just disgusted with the dysfunctionality of Kentucky government at this time. Both parties are playing, politics is a blood sport while the business and the people lays dead in the dust," Galbraith said in an interview back in 2007.
Even in the most unlikely places Galbraith turned on the charm and wore a smile, shaking hands with fellow patients at Central Baptist Hospital in 1991. He was one of few politicians fearless about speaking his mind and promoting causes not so mainstream. When it came to political opponents, they weren't always considered enemies.
"I want to give credit to David Williams because he's treated me with civility and respect no matter what kind of a cranky old man the media's tried to portray him as," Galbraith said at a debate in 2011.
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