From the monthly archives: July 2010

Get him to run for office.

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On Sunday, with much fanfare, the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced that they were forming a “partnership” with PolitiFact:

PolitiFact Ohio is a joint venture of The Plain Dealer; its online affiliate,; and, a national Pulitzer Prize-winning website that helps sort out the true from the false in politics.

Our reporters and editors, working on PolitiFact’s scale, will examine the accuracy of politicians’ claims, advertisements, speeches, talking points and accusations. We’ll then rate the statements on the Truth-O-Meter, choosing among True, Mostly True, Half True, Barely True, and False. The most outrageous falsehoods get the […]

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(With apologies to great American and fellow native South Carolinian Stephen Colbert.)

At the beginning of this month, the Kasich campaign announced it wanted to raise $100,000…. at some point.  They’re at $69,637.00 at the time I’m writing this.

On Monday, the Strickland campaign announced that it wanted to raise $110,000 by Saturday.

They’re presently at $85,085.  That’s over $15,000 more than Kasich has claimed to raise all month.  And the Strickland campaign did that in only five days.

While I was taping an appearance on ONN’s “Capital Square” with Matt Naugle, the Strickland campaign sent out an e-mail with […]

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So.  Awesome.

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With friends like these, who needs Plunderbund?

That’s New York Times Best Sellers List Author/former Lehman Brothers trading VP describing John Kasich on Twitter.

The “last man on the deal” a “small time banker.”

Kasich’s own boss said of Kasich to the Dayton Daily News:

Weinstein said Kasich knew nothing of banking when he arrived at Lehman fresh off his 18 years as a Congressman from Ohio.

“It was tough going in the beginning because he didn’t know anything about Wall Street or investment banking. So we spent hours with me tutoring him,” Weinstein […]

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Well, let’s see. This is awesome? Tim Ryan called. He wants his outrage back.

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The stories about Kasich treating people like crap are finally coming out. Not surprisingly there’s now a Facebook group where you can add your own. It’s called, of course, John Kasich Treated Me Like Crap.

You’ll read about an arrogant John Kasich trying to get an airline employee fired for doing her (national security related) job and about John Kasich ignoring comments from his constituents.

Click through. Hit “Join”. Enjoy.

But I also have to ask again: do you have a story that they won’t include on their Facebook wall? A story they won’t print in the […]

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I watch a lot of CNN. At home and when I’m on the road for work. For some reason lately I’ve been turning it on almost exclusively during Rick Sanchez and, I have to admit, his show can be kind of hard to watch. He’s not amazingly consistent. Some days are good and other days so-so. And some days it’s just unbearable.

Today, however, was absolutely amazing.

This afternoon while I was sitting in an airport lounge drinking a bloody mary and praying to the travel gods that my flight would be on time I saw one of THE best […]

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If you live in central Ohio, you’ve probably seen the news story about how the State of Ohio contracted out the administration of its Cash for Appliances out to a Texas company after a competitive bidding process in which the Texas company demonstrated that it has the best track record administering such programs.  Unbeknownst to the Administration, the Texas company outsourced its call center operations for the Ohio program to a call center in Central America.  When the Administration found out about it, the State demanded that the Texas company cease using its international calling center, but the company did […]

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We’ve been covering John Kasich’s angry, dickish, asshole-like behavior for nearly a year now at Plunderbund. But the stories seem to go back decades.

On the heals of Lyndsey Teter’s recent article in the Other Paper “Does Ohio need an SOB as governor?” documenting a bunch of examples of Kasich’s ungentlemanly like behavior, the paper has just added a reader’s letter to their site – a letter that documents a case from 2001 of John Kasich lashing out at a horribly sick guy at a hospital – a guy walking around with his IV in […]

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