I'm not sure for what part of the governor's effect I must pay the 2 lira or bonus card. Is it when:
A) you draw a bonus card, regardless if you keep it or not
B) you decide to keep the bonus card you just drew
To me the rules are clear on this point.
... the Governor
You may draw 1 Bonus card from the face-down stack and put it into your hand. If you do, either pay 2 Lira or discard 1 Bonus card from your hand.
So you may draw a bonus card and put it in your hand. IF you draw the card and put it in your hand, you must choose to pay for it in one of two ways.