FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's top political leaders aren't
exempt from March Madness.
Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and Republican Senate President
David Williams will be among the University of Kentucky fans making
the trip to New Orleans for a Friday afternoon Southeastern
Conference Tournament game.
Critics are lambasting the two political foes, who are traveling
separately, for going to an out-of-state ballgame while Kentucky
residents are wrestling with the aftermath of killer tornadoes and
while the legislature is in session.
Louisville attorney Mike Karem said the trips show
"insensitivity and a pure lack of political competency."
Beshear spokeswoman Kerri Richardson said Beshear is scheduled
to fly out on Friday. Williams rearranged the Senate's schedule so
he could leave Thursday.
The Senate has no votes scheduled Friday on bills.
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