So... why did the hometown guy on this week's season premiere of The Bachelorette (ABC Mondays at 9 pm) have to be a total jackass?
I mean, really.
"Well, uh, we just got us a post office in the center a town, so that's the big hangout in these parts."
"Well, uh, my daddy owns us a liquor store, so I'm gonna have to prove I can drink everyone under the table."
Well, bless his heart (in these parts of KY that means "What an asshole.")
Chris from Campton did little to make The Bluegrass State look like a blue ribbon winner. He succeeded in drinking more Kentucky bourbon and beer than all the other contestants combined, even eliciting comments from Bachelorette Jen Scheft's undercover friends (who were masquerading as servers at the initial rose ceremony). The Kentucky hairdresser (with the sloppiest mop of hair I've ever seen on a supposedly clean-cut guy) proceeded to offer to help others, including the lovely Jen, with their respective stylings.
This guy did his darndest to preserve all those nasty stereotypes about Kentucky. With his corn pone vernacular and cavalier country-boy attitude, Chris from Wolfe County kept the national viewing audience wondering whether electricity has in fact reached his little burg in the Bluegrass.
This state is so full of charm. Kentucky is bursting with highly intelligent, cultured and well-spoken people who would have made a far better impression on Bachelorette fans and the fair Jen Scheft. From Pikeville to Paducah, there are plenty of successful, classic men who would have wooed and wowed the worthy Bachelorette, all while doing wonders for Kentucky's international image (which right now the Governor is working to change with a new state brand marketing campaign).
Perhaps next time ABC will refrain from selecting a Kentucky candidate who behaves as a living cliche.