Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Kentucky Governor blocks state employee access to critical blogs

Gov. Ernie Fletcher (R-KY), embroiled in scandal, has had the state block access to blogs reporting on the scandal, including the BlueGrassReport. The blocking was apparently put into place the day after the New York Times mentioned the BlueGrassReport blog. The list of blogs known to be blocked:


The Compassionate eCommunity (Jonathan Miller)

Kentucky Progress (David Adams)

Kentucky Republican Voice

The Kentucky Democrat (Daniel Solzman)

Fletcher's administration is currently facing 15 indictments, including three misdemeanor charges against Fletcher himself for his role in a patronage scheme, forcing Democrats out of state civil service jobs and giving the jobs to his cronies. In the process he's lost 6 of his 9 cabinet members and is on his sixth press secretary since his 2003 election.

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