Richie Caves, Says He Thought He Could Get Away With It

Farmer writes some checks

It would have been fun to be in the room when David Williams had a little “come to Jesus” meeting with Richie Farmer, his running mate in the GOP primary for Governor. I imagine it was a lambasting worse than anything Rick Pitino ever told his shooting guard back in the day.

I don’t know what really happened behind closed doors, but suddenly Richie decided to go ahead and donate that furlough day money to charity. A Frankfort church got a thousand bucks, as did a Kentucky National Guard fund.  Here’s the quote he gave, at gunpoint:

“I am sorry that I did not come to this conclusion sooner. It was never my intention to make it seem that I was insensitive to the plight of state employees.”

In other words, he thought he could get away with keeping the money, but didn’t realize running for office came with such scrutiny. Now he’s going to have to cough up another $1,500 to compensate taxpayers for living large in a luxury suite during the Sweet 16 basketball tournament, or there might be another trip to the Williams’ woodshed.