Ohio Republican Chairman Kevin DeWine is an asshat.? Here’s his response to the nomination of only the second African-American woman as Lt. Governor in Ohio history:

?He?s had nearly a year to make this selection, and the best he could come up with in the face of an unprecedented fiscal emergency is a social worker with no experience in public finance or state government,? DeWine said in an e-mail.

Seriously, just read this bio.? Easily beats Taylor and Kasich on business experience, as she’s on the corporate boards of both Fifth Third Bank and M/I Homes.? She serves on the boards of Ohio University, The Ohio State University Medical Center, the Columbus Academy ( a private preparatory school), and the Community Shelter Board.? All of which would be experience in public finance.

And to call her a “social worker” is just demeaning.? Here’s what this “social worker” has done:

Yvette McGee Brown is the founding president of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A multi-disciplinary child abuse and family violence program that is the first of it’s kind to co-locate prevention, assessment, treatment, research, advocacy and education services for children and families experiencing abuse. … In her role at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, she leads a team of 400 child abuse, medical, and behavioral health professionals that in just five short years has become a national model for integration of multi-disciplinary services.

Kevin DeWine leads an Ohio Republican Party with less African-American Republicans (look at this joke of a list) than just ten years ago.? And on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of all days, DeWine called an accomplished jurist, inductee of the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame, an advocate to help the homeless and abused children, and a business leader nothing more than an uninspiring “social worker” because DeWine is trying to cover for the career politicians that is his ticket.

World record for Republicans in sleaze.

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