Kentuckians Receiving Fraudulent Robocall From "Homosexual Lobby" For Steve BeshearIncumbent Republican Governor Ernie Fletcher's campaign denies all responsibility, and claims not to know who is responsible.
By Eric Kleefeld - November 6, 2007, 9:54AM
Someone in Kentucky has resorted to an almost certainly illegal campaign tactic in today's election for governor. A new robocall has gone out purporting to be from Fairness.org — the Web site of the Fairness Campaign, an actual gay rights organization in Kentucky — speaking with pride about the strong support of "the homosexual lobby" for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Steve Beshear.
"Beshear is receiving major support from out-of-state gay activists and has publicly committed to same-gender relationships," the man on the call says.
The Fairness Campaign has denied any part in the calls, and is urging people who have received the calls to report it to the authorities.
The Beshear campaign has put out its own robocall in response, featuring the Reverend John Dunaway in support of Beshear.
You can listen to the phone call at the above link. The text is as follows:
For the first time in 20 years, the homosexual lobby proudly endorses a Kentucky candidate for governor: Steve Beshear. Beshear is receiving major support from out-of-state gay activists and has publicly committed to same-gender relationships, employment of more homosexuals in state government including teachers, and support for homosexual adoption of children.The "homosexual lobby"? (You'd think they could be a little more subtle than THAT.)
If you believe these rights are fair please vote for Steve Beshear for governor. Visit Fairness.org.
Talking Points Memo asks any Kentucky readers to email them if they have received the fake call.
Fletcher has had a few problems as governor, including an indictment, so he has to do whatever he can to win:
The governor was indicted last year on charges that he illegally rewarded political supporters with protected state jobs. The indictment was dismissed in a deal with prosecutors, but a special grand jury later issued its findings in the case, saying Fletcher had approved a "widespread and coordinated plan" to skirt state hiring laws.Politics of destruction that he fully intended to engage in! Hypocrite of the week, here at Daisy's Dead Air!
Fletcher said the investigation and indictment were the results of "politics of destruction" ahead of the November election.
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