Matt Bevin on Principles & Values



Led public Pledge of Allegiance, & speeches about patriotism

The most absurd turn of the day may have been what Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin did with his time to speak. Where I've seen Bevin give some very eloquent speeches about patriotism, I didn't see that Bevin Saturday.

Instead of giving any of his solid plans for the commonwealth, Bevin asked the crowd to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance. Before he finished jumping between his speech themes, he had used up his time and was cut off by the Fancy Farm music.

Source: Frankfort State-Journal on 2015 Kentucky Gubernatorial race , Aug 3, 2015

Don't celebrate partisanship; call for unity instead

In a sharp departure from the theme of the picnic, Bevin said he was glad to be at the event, which primarily serves as a fundraiser for St. Jerome's Parrish, but said that the people there "literally are celebrating the very worst elements of the political process."

"We are celebrating our divisions, and we are doing it in a childish way that frankly does not resolve any of the issues that we face," Bevin said. To the surprise of the crowd, Bevin asked the crowd to join him in the Pledge of Allegiance before devoting his speech to a denunciation of partisanship and a call to heed the Kentucky state motto, "United we stand, divided we fall."

The more Bevin called for unity--bypassing attempts at humor altogether--the more the boos from the Democratic side of the pavilion intensified, until the University of Kentucky Wildcats fight song came on and Bevin's microphone cut out, signifying that his allotted time had lapsed.

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader on 2015 Kentucky Gubernatorial race , Aug 1, 2015

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