Fancy Farm moments: Wellman recalls a close call and a 'rip snorter' speech
08/03/2011 03:59 PM
As this weekend’s Fancy Farm event nears, some of Kentucky’s political figures, observes and aides have shared with us their most memorable experiences from the political speaking event at the annual picnic in western Kentucky.
Ferrell Wellman, Host of KET’s “Comment on Kentucky” and former government reporter for WAVE-TV in Louisville, recalled how in 1975, former Alabama Gov. George Wallace was running in the ’76 Democratic primary.
And Wallace, who was wheelchair bound after being injured in an assassination attempt, traveled to Fancy Farm and got a bit of a shock:
As for Wellman’s favorite speech, he picked the 1990 remarks from a gubernatorial candidate who will be appearing at this year’s Fancy Farm as a gubernatorial candidate:
Gatewood Galbraith is running as an independent in the governor’s race.
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