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Williams accuses Beshear of being 'sophomorish'

by AP


Posted on March 10, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 11 at 7:23 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Republican Senate President David Williams is accusing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear of making a "sophomorish" statement in a radio interview.
Williams said Beshear referred to state senators as "a bunch of fat men" in an interview Thursday morning on WHAS-AM in Louisville.
Williams, one of three GOP gubernatorial candidates, hopes to run against Beshear in this year's general election. The two have been in a protracted debate over how best to balance the state's Medicaid budget.
Beshear made a reference in the WHAS interview that sounded somewhat like "fat guys." But Beshear spokeswoman Kerri Richardson said the governor didn't say "fat." Instead, Richardson said Beshear had started to use the word "fellows," then switched to "guys" after uttering the first syllable.
Williams raised the issue while being interviewed later on WHAS.
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