Under the best headline I’ve seen all day, the Courier’s Jim Carroll points out that Governor Steve Beshear was in the White House this week as former Beatle Paul McCartney was awarded the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The award ceremony was accompanied by a concert featuring Elvis Costello and Stevie Wonder.

Beshear was invited by President Barack Obama, most likely for political reasons, notes Carroll (Update):

Now, the list of elected officials at this event was short. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was there, as were a half dozen other House members. Sen. Jack Reed, R-R.I., was in attendance as the only senator. And there was just one governor – Beshear.

Now, we know a few things here.

First, Obama’s job approval ratings aren’t great in Kentucky.

Second, he doesn’t target Kentucky for any special attention, unlike key potential swing states like Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio. As a matter of fact, the president hasn’t been to one event in Kentucky since he entered the White House.

Third, we don’t believe Obama and Beshear are really close buddies. But we don’t know that for sure.

So while the rest of us wait for the Eagles (anathema to Lebowskis), the Governor hangs out with the guy who made an Outkast video 25 years before Outkast, a noted sunglasses model and Stevie Wonder.