Political commentary, comedy and a $600,000 ham at Ky. Farm Bureau Ham Breakfast

08/25/2011 05:49 PM

Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul explained why “compromise” isn’t a dirty word when it comes to tackling the nation’s debt. Instead it’s a form of free trade.

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear gave his best “cleaning up the mess in Frankfort” joke, while U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell auditioned to replace Jay Leno with a line about President Barack Obama.

And Republic Bank was the winning bidder for a ham, out-bidding itself by $100,000 for the top price of $600,000. (While impressive, that’s down from the $1.6 million record at last year’s breakfast.)

Those were some of the highlights of the 48th Annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast at the state fair.

It also featured plenty of candidate glad-handing:

- Video produced by Kenny Colston

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