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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- "Mind-boggling" and an "honor."
They are the words used by Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear to describe what it was like to be a part of President Obama's State of the Union address.
"The President was very kind to say what he did about me, and about what we're doing here in Kentucky," Gov. Beshear said. "What I told him was, 'You know Mr. President, if you hadn't gotten this act passed, I wouldn't have the tools that I have right now to ensure all of my people like this, so thank you for doing what you did.'"
The President called out Gov. Beshear by name, using the state's online signup, KYNECT, as an example of the positive outcome from his Affordable Care Act.
The governor says the mention of his name and the state go far beyond the site. He says it puts Kentucky on the map, drawing the interest of the entire country.