NYPOST by Salina Zito --
Optics are everything, especially in politics.
Which makes the Democrats’ messaging effort — at least the one on
display during President Trump’s joint address to Congress — all the
What were Democrats trying to say with former Kentucky Gov. Steve
Beshear giving the rebuttal to the president’s speech? The supping folks
behind him at the diner looked more like hostages than stage props, let
alone ordinary citizens going about their night.
And how is it that Beshear became the voice of a party in disarray?
Perhaps that question answers itself. No offense to the former governor,
but he’s 72 and out of office. This, for a rebuttal that often goes to
an up-and-comer on the party’s bench.