From the daily archives: Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Last year Jim Petro lost a tough primary election to Ken Blackwell.

Last week it was rumored that he would run for congress in Ohio’s 15th district.

Two days ago he announced he “wants to run for Ohio Supreme Court chief justice” instead.

And today he started his campaign by announcing he would
work pro bono to free convicted rapist Roger Dean Gillispie.

Sure, the evidence is lacking and may actually point toward his innocence…

But come on Jim- it’s really much too soon to start pimping yourself with cheesy quotes like this:

My heart goes […]

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Going on vacation…

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This Friday is my 5th wedding anniversary, so I’m going offline for a few days. See you next week.

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From the American Red Cross:

Earlier this week, a string of severe thunderstorms caused significant flash floods, mudslides and dam breaks throughout Ohio. As families and individuals wade through deep waters towards shelter, the rains continue. Local chapters immediately opened shelters for the hundreds of people that had to evacuate their flooded homes. Over 700 Red Cross disaster workers are serving hot meals and snacks, as well as distributing clean up and comfort kits to affected residents.

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I thought this was a funny quote worth sharing- from a couple who attended a recent fundraiser for the Summit County Republican Party:

Gust and Frances Kalapodis of New Franklin, who attended the event, said they were confused by Coughlin’s effort. ”I think the guy’s a little squirrelly,” Gust Kalapodis said about Coughlin.

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Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana 2 years ago right now.

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