Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Remember when the U of L Foundation board was reorganized last year? They were accused of operating under a cloud of secrecy, making risky and questionable investments and giving lavish pay to administrators and coaches. Well, a recently released audit reported in the Louisville Courier-Journal confirms that. Now Attorney General Andy Beshear said he is looking into any criminal wrongdoing and a possible lawsuit. What the paper isn't reporting is that Beshear was a former partner of the man whose legal firm represents the U of L Foundation. Former Gov. Steve Beshear is also a partner in the law firm representing the board that his son might investigate. Big news media prides itself in investigative journalism. But the omission of important facts like these, contribute to the "trust deficit" seen by many conservatives.