A no-bid or improperly bid contract cannot help but create an appearance of
impropriety. And yet not only do elected officials keep defending them,
but they also refuse to acknowledge the appearance of impropriety that
surrounds every one of them, especially when elected officials and
their family members are involved. Here are two current examples, one
in Dallas, the other in Richmond, KY, a city of 33,000 about 90 miles
from Churchill Downs.