(WHAS11 Political Blog) -- Could the death of a southern Kentucky judge lead to major changes in the political dynamics at the state capitol?
The Courier-Journal's Joe Gerth wonders if the vacancy created by the death of Circuit Judge Eddie C. Lovelace would be a perfect fit for Senate President David Williams:
For some time, talk centered around a possible position on the federal bench, but with Williams nearing age 60 and Democratic President Barack Obama leading in the polls for a second term, that seems unlikely.
So, a state court post appears to be the best chance for him and it would be his arch-nemesis, Beshear, to select who will sit on the bench until the election in November, 2014.
Williams, however, has been a critic of Beshear's use of his powers in the past to effectively remove Republicans from elected office by appointing them to judgeships and other positions.