When it comes to my childhood heroes running for Lt Governor of a state, I must admit that I thought Dale Murphy, Jim McMahon and Cockroach from “The Cosby Show” were more likely to get there quicker. But as it turns out, the first to actually run for the office is right here in Kentucky as WKYT reported thatRichie Farmer will announce that he would be running for Lt Governor of the great Commonwealth. The Clay County legend will be joining David Williams (whose place at the top of a Richie ticket is sort of like having a Beatles ticket and letting Ringo be Governor while John Lennon runs for Lt Gov) for the Republican nomination in hopes of setting up an uber fight with current Governor Steve Beshear and Jerry Abramson. While we dont know David Williams and have only seen Abramson once and had our light blocked by his gigantic head, we like both Beshear and Richie for their appearances on the KSR Podcast…proving once again that it is a stepping stone to major public office (Woo for Ag Commissioner?). Richie was quoted recently as saying he only wanted two jobs…Governor or Athletic Director at UK. This job is neither of those but is probably pretty sweet and would give plenty of time for following the Cats.
Richie is a UK legend and it will be great to watch his quest. In addition, he is an extremely nice guy and a fellow 13th Regioner. We wish him nothing but the best and hope that if elected, he will find a way to give Drew Franklin a job.