David Williams says why Beshear needs to go, P'Pool explains why Conway needs soap

08/05/2011 11:35 PM

In front of a friendly Republican crowd at the Calvert City Civic Center, the Republican slate of statewide candidates, put on their display of the different approaches their taking against their Democratic opponents.

Candidate for governor David Williams, ticked off a laundry list of claims of why Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear is out of step with Kentuckians. And candidate for attorney general Todd P’Pool handed out soap.

Why soap? Because in 2009, his opponent, Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, made a major faux pax by saying he was a tough “son of a bitch.”

P’pool said his mom should have washed out his mouth with soap, as the crowd was handed bars of soap.

“And while you’re at it, go ahead and wash that Aqua Buddha stink right off him,” P’Pool added, referring to the much maligned ad Conway aired against Paul in the 2010 U.S. Senate race.

Williams gave a fiery speech, railing against Beshear. In one part, he accused Beshear and his running mate, former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, of questioning a hospital merger in Louisville because “they’re worried about the abortion issue.”

In the merger, the University of Louisville’s hospital would be part of a consortium with Jewish Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives. And because Catholic Health Initiatives controls the board of the proposed entity, some procedures, such as vasectomies and tying of tubes would be off limits.

Williams was introduced by his primary opponent Phil Moffett, who was recently named the director of conservative think tank the Bluegrass Institute. Moffett noted in his introductory speech that finishing second was like “number two.”

Williams took Beshear to task for his pro-choice stance on abortion, compared him to President Obama for redistributing wealth.

He also railed against the Obama administration and spoke strongly for his pro-life stance on abortion.

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