Casey County Clerk Casey Davis presumably was high on GOP talking points when he falsely paralleled his neglect of duty with Attorney General Jack Conway’s refusal to defend Kentucky’s ban against a compelling judgment rescinding it as discriminatory. Martin Cothran of the Family Foundation, likwise, misrepresented Conway’s option not to pursue a forbidding appeal as a courtesy extended by Governor Steve Beshear. Conway is the Democratic nominee to succeed Beshear. [Emphasis mine]First of all, I'm in favor of another amendment to the State Constitution prohibiting sentences like this. LEO staff apparently need some remedial instruction in clear writing.
If I interpret the statement correctly (and I'm willing to be corrected by someone with more expertise in the language it is written in), it seems to suggest that I portrayed Conway bailing on his oath of office as "a courtesy extended by Governor Steve Beshear."
This would have been rather hard for me to do, since I don't even know what "a courtesy extended by Governor Steve Beshear" would be. Does this mean I said that Beshear gave Conway permission not to do his job?
Where did I say that? And if I didn't say that, then how did I "misrepresent Conway's option?"
And in what was was the Obergefell decision "compelling"? Certainly not logically.
Let me restate what I did say: Attorney General Jack Conway violated his oath of office, his job description, not to mention reversing the position on which he ran for office, in refusing to defend Kentucky's Constitution, and has no standing whatsoever to criticize county clerks who are only abiding by their own oaths in refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
What any courtesy extended by Beshear has to do with it, I don't know.