The plan by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) that gives women 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave IS a good idea.

I think we can all agree on that.

But Barbara Sykes, chair of the OCRC, is out of line by refusing the Governor’s request “to delay the hearing to make sure small businesses have the chance to voice their concerns about the proposal.”

I know Jerid is siding with his gal Sykes on this- and I understand his reasons. It does seem like a good proposal.

But that’s really not the point.

When Strickland appointed Barbara Sykes to chair the Ohio Civil Rights Commission earlier this year it really seems like he did her a favor. She was the only Democrat to lose her bid for statewide office and she needed a job.

The way I see it- when someone does you a favor and gives you a job then you at least owe them the courtesy of honoring a simple request for a little more time to review your plans.