Kentucky’s Fancy Farm explained, in 1 cartoon

August 2, 2013

Fancy Farm is coming. For the uninitiated, Fancy Farm is an annual gathering of the political class in Kentucky that amounts to a series of roasts.  And it is awesome.

This year's Fancy Farm, which happens in Fancy Farm, KY (yes, that place exists) Saturday, will feature Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, wealthy businessman Matt Bevin, who is primarying McConnell, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the near-certain Democratic nominee against the Senate leader.

“These are speeches to engage and incite supporters and to give us the one ... theme they want to hammer home at this point," explained Fancy Farm emcee Ferrell Wellman explained to the Louisville Courier Journal in a terrific curtain-raiser piece they wrote on the event. (Remember that Fancy Farm gave us Jack Conway's "one tough son of a bitch" back in 2009.)

We will have MUCH more coverage of Fancy Farm on "In Play" Monday but, in the meantime, everything you need to know about it is contained in this awesome political cartoon by Marc Murphy.


Image courtesy of Marc Murphy/Louisville Courier Journal
Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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