So here's what exactly happened Derby week. The event at Fort Campbell was not meant to be a political event. A source just informed The Kentucky Democrat events that took place behind the scenes...events that were not reported in the media or by the other blogs.
The media found out that Wednesday about President Obama making a visit. However, nobody from the White House bothered to contact the Governor to invite him to the event. When the microphone hit the Governor's face, he had no idea what was going on and contacted the White House shortly thereafter.
As such, the Governor went about his regular business.