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A couple of links about ‘Mitch, Please,’ the hottest book in the game

“Mitch, Please!” is a hot topic in KSR circles and many circles around Kentucky and beyond, and today our friends over at the Lexington Herald-Leader wrote a couple of stories about the book.

First is Linda Blackford’s interview with Matt Jones, which can be found by clicking right here.

“I used the idea of a book about Mitch to write about Kentucky and explore my thought process,” Matt explains in the interview. “The good part is that McConnell is so nationally known that it allows you a national platform to talk about Kentucky. I think the state as a whole is forgotten.”

Then there is the other story on the Herald-Leader’s website, which can be found by clicking right here. It is an excerpt from the book written by Matt and KSR super-writer Chris Tomlin, the part about Lexington.

Excerpt about Lexington


Article written by Drew Franklin

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28 Comments for A couple of links about ‘Mitch, Please,’ the hottest book in the game

  1. classof68
    5:07 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

    Funny how Mitch sold out KY but we keep on electing him. Could it be the premise of this book is slanted because of the political views of the authors? Surely not. They know facts aren’t optional.

    • Han
      5:22 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

      I mean, a lot of his voters don’t know what he does. They just keep voting for him because he’s Republican and he’s important because of how long he’s been in office. They have no idea if he’s helped the state, or them in particular. (Narrator: He hasn’t.)

    • UKgrad80
      6:23 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

      Good analysis Han!

    • Bluehender
      5:57 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

      He keeps getting elected because of the (rep) next to his name..

    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      6:06 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

      Kinda like you liberals that will vote for someone not based off the issues, but based on skin color or what is between their legs.

    • UKgrad80
      6:23 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

      Ignorant comment CFT

    • Bluehender
      7:21 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

      Very ignorant..

    • TPACAT
      8:07 am April 4, 2020 Permalink

      CFT isn’t ignorant at all. He’s right about the Dems. Why would Joe Biden come out and declare his running-mate WILL be a woman rather than saying they’ll be the most qualified candidate, regardless of gender? Let me help you; iDENTITY POLITICS…

  2. VirginiaCat
    5:12 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

    Matt, Please!

  3. 4everUKBlue
    5:21 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

    Mitch is the number one argument for term limits and before the name calling starts, I’m neither Democrat or Republican and I don’t listen to Matt Jones.

    • CrystalBall
      5:27 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

      Term limits is the one thing, politically, this country needs desperately. But it is the one thing we will never see.

    • CahillsCrossingNT
      6:36 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

      Term limits won’t happen. The Supreme Court rendered that academic in 1995.

    • mcp157
      9:23 am April 4, 2020 Permalink

      Leave the Constitution alone as far as the term limit issue. Instead get rid of incentives for them to make a career out of it like get rid of their special pension and make them go on Social Security, maybe they will make sure it is solvent. Secondly make it illegal to have any ties with lobbying groups if you want to run for office and if you have ever served in the Congress make it illegal to then go to work for the lobbying groups.

  4. runningunnin.454
    5:38 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

    Alas, the poor moribund comment section will not last the night and the morrow will find it…gone.

    • Bluehender
      5:56 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

      You’re on to something rg..

  5. postman99
    6:00 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

    Herein lies the reason for KSR. Political bull$hit!!! Better UK sports updates can be found elsewhere!

    • Bluehender
      6:14 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

      Sports updates? You mean like who’s winning the squirrel races? Bird fights?

    • UKgrad80
      6:24 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

      Then why don’t you go elsewhere?

  6. mcp157
    6:35 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

    Mitch has been a plague for awhile. BUT sending someone there who will spend even more, be more liberal than the average Kentuckian and expand an already too, powerful federal government is not the answer. Better to keep the evil you know than replace it with the one you do not fully know. But please KY give a us an option to vote for that will reduce the federal deficit, obey the Constitution and reduce the power of the federal government to choose from instead of McConnell. I would vote for him/her in a heart beat.

  7. CahillsCrossingNT
    6:38 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

    McConnell has been there too long, but he probably at least knows that American Samoa is nowhere near Florida, as somebody else guessed a few weeks ago.

  8. CahillsCrossingNT
    6:40 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

    No McConnell isn’t that well known nationally. If you went across the country and showed people a picture of him and asked, “Who is this?” The number in the negative would be astronomical.

    • Bluehender
      7:26 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

      I wouldn’t doubt that at all. There’s a lot of ignorance out there. That a majority of Americans would not know the majority leader of the senate, would not be a big surprise in this day and age.

  9. mhs1964
    6:44 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

    This demonstrates the conceit of Matt and most politicians, regardless of party. I’ve lived almost twice as long as Matt and Kentucky was governed by the Democrats for most of that time.. We have always been near the bottom of most lists. Kentucky was not a paradise bespoiled by the election of Mitch and it won’t suddenly become a Nashville once someone succeeds him. To think that a single individual has that much influence or power is ridiculous. Term limits would be fine but it will never happen.

  10. BigEastCat
    6:59 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

    Really pathetic. Using a basketball site to push some irrelevant book. If you can’t make it on your own, then piggyback.
    Get some integrity Jones…..

  11. rockyou
    7:04 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

    Mitch is the devil we know, and I have voted for him as far back as I can remember. The other devil we know are the democrat liberals who I will never vote for again, after the Kavanaugh fiasco and the impeachment joke. Ky has been under the democrat machine for most of my life, what have they done for us ?? I always ask my left leaning friends “what about the democrats do you like”, and I never get an answer, it’s always, at least they’re not a republican, or they’re not a racist, or they don’t support the 1%, yada yada. They can never tell me the positives of their party.
    I would love term limits, but once they all feel the “power”, they will never allow it.

  12. AncientOne
    11:00 pm April 3, 2020 Permalink

    The book would be good for the outhouse but the paper’s too slick.

    • TPACAT
      8:09 am April 4, 2020 Permalink

      Remember, “one to poop on”…

  13. friendsofcoal
    10:54 pm April 4, 2020 Permalink

    Mitch is the only person who ever runs for his position. He’s there for as long as he wants it. I’m afraid the Dems are going to be hurting for a long time.