Amid Cobb’s inflammatory Tweets, did Gov. Bevin fully vet his new UofL trustee?

That’s Courier-Journal columnist Tim Sullivan’s excellent question this afternoon about businessman Douglas Cobb, who tweeted that climate change was a hoax; evolution was for patsies; “gay Christian” was an oxymoron, plus other controversial views — before abruptly deleting his account last night.

Douglas Cobb

Cobb, a venture capitalist and former CEO of Greater Louisville Inc.’s predecessor organization, was one of a slew of high-profile business men and women Gov. Matt Bevin added yesterday to his dramatically redrawn University of Louisville board of trustees. Since Bevin was trying to introduce adult supervision to the board, he’s now in a major jam: Does he stick by Cobb, or press him to step aside so — as the boilerplate language goes — he doesn’t become a “distraction”?

Yesterday afternoon, Cobb initially defended his Tweets, telling WDRB he wouldn’t back down. But by evening, he’d zapped his account — sparking a continuing storm of Twittercism:

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