From the daily archives: Monday, May 17, 2010

Over the years I’ve written more than a few posts here at Plunderbund bitching and moaning about the horrible job Ohio’s Republican-controlled legislature has done implementing our charter school system.

There are, of course, a few successful schools. But these minor successes are easily overshadowed by the many horrible and disastrous failures directly resulting from the intentionally limited oversight and amazingly loose restrictions imposed on schools that never had any chance of being successful in the first place. It seems anyone can get public money to start a school and there is little or no requirement to define or track […]

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Wow, this is a horrible lede to a Columbus Dispatch blog post:

Richard Cordray, ever the opportunist, smelled blood.

Of course, this appears to be the words of Marc Dann:

Cordray, a fellow Democrat and the state treasurer at the time, was preparing to take on Dann for his job in the 2010 Democratic primary, Dann said in an interview he granted to investigators April 27 as part of the criminal investigation of the former attorney general. Dann disclosed Cordray’s aspirations while discussing his own political operation, which got Dann into legal trouble.

Dann said he worked […]

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As expected.

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This is what Lee Fisher poll tested, rolled out, and attacked Jennifer Brunner over.

Day after day, we’d be reaching a very small but very vocal group of voters who were classified in ODP’s VoteBuilder as Democrats. The most interesting exchange occurred when the candidate was verbally assaulted, simply for identifying herself as a Democratic candidate. “Get the hell off my porch you socialist,” shouted one female voter. When the candidate’s husband took pen to clipboard to make a note to remove that house from our list, the woman pushed closer to both of them. “What the hell are […]

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