If you’re like me, you know very little about Fancy Farm other than it’s a political event and there’s a lot of BBQ. Our own Matt Jones is emceeing this year’s event, which is a pretty big deal when you consider the coverage it gets both locally and nationally. In fact, the Courier-Journal’s Joseph Gerth did a story about Matt’s hosting gig, which he says is one of the biggest curiosities heading into Saturday:
Jones, who is an unabashed Democrat, said he won’t take any shots at politicians who are there but he warned he may be critical of those who don’t attend – including U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, who is scheduled to be in Iowa this weekend.
Paul can’t make it, Jones said, because he “is busy. He’s got to go lose a presidential election.”
He said he gives credit to any politician willing to stand up at this event and others, but “politicians who retract from the moment or who think they’re too big to do something, that infuriates me.”
The picnic doesn’t happen until Saturday, but Matt, Ryan, and Drew will be there tomorrow morning for the show, which will be open to the public. If you’re in the area, head on out from ten to noon to enjoy the festivities and give Matt some encouraging words.
Here’s the schedule for Saturday’s picnic, which will air at 2:30 p.m. ET on KET. If you miss it, it’ll replay throughout the week. (For a full schedule, click here.)