In a speech to Farm Bureau recently, Ben Chandler stated that debt “is one of the great issues of our day. It has gotten worse for a number of reasons. I could go into a laundry list of those reasons,” — but he avoided doing so.
The “laundry list,” however, is being lived out by Chandler, even though he refuses to speak about it. Chandler has lately been omnipresent, visiting libraries, passing out flags, appearing on TV warning of the dangers of using credit cards online and taking CPR lessons. He wants to be perceived as being on the job; busy and engaged.
This flurry of activity, however, underlines the fact that he is completely detached from the issues of the day. For example: We go to war in Libya; Chandler admires new library books and smiles for the camera.
Chandler has also been handing out checks and revisiting past funding recipients, reaffirming their indebtedness to him.