I don’t know why the Columbus Dispatch  does this story every gubernatorial election, but they do.  They ask a bunch of completely irrelevant/irreverent questions to try to “humanize” the candidates.

18. What is your preferred alcoholic beverage?

TS: Jack Daniel’s

JK: Red wine

Asked about their favorite NASCAR driver, Kasich names Jr., but then says he prefers seeing him in Indy cars.  You don’t pay to see Ricky Bobby in an Indy car, Johnny.

Strickland then shows his humor:

12. Would you rather have lunch with William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Tom Clancy or Stephen King?

TS: Lunch with Twain, drinks with Hemingway

JK: Shakespeare

Given a perfect opportunity to shed his elitist image, Kasich instead presents himself as a red-wine drinking fan of the IndyCars series over NASCAR who’d rather be seen sitting across with Shakespeare (a man none of us could even understand to have a conversation with now) than an American author.

Yep, you read that right, John Kasich doesn’t even buy American literature.  He’d totally outsource that. 

(Incidentally, neither apparently understand what constitutes as a “fast food” restaurant, as I don’t consider Big Boy nor Bob Evans to be one.)

Just like Sarah Palin, John Kasich gets his information from all of the newspapers in the world.  Apparently, he doesn’t watch Fox News unless he’s on it (nor does he apparently spend his free weekend time with his kids?  Too busy exercising and praying, I guess.)  I’m starting to see Kasich as the dad on Moral Orel.

(Avoid the study, kids…)

Don’t you feel more informed as  a voter now?

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  • redhorse

    Jr. in an Indy car? WTF? My blood just ran cold.

  • One small nit. Jack Daniel's is “Tennessee Sippin' Whiskey”. I'd rather the Governor drink bourbon. Have to get him some Maker's Mark. Other than that I'm good. 😉

  • Ok, I'm not a Kasich supporter by any stretch of the imagination. I'm probably the most liberal person in my family, and I prefer scotch over bourbon, and F1 over NACAR (not a typo…). I *gasp* even travel abroad. Does this mean I should vote for Kasich? No. I really hope you were being facetious.

  • Scotch over Bourbon automatically disqualifies you. Sorry. 😉

  • mvirenicus

    bourbon gives me a splitting headache. scotch tastes like listerine. progressives drink gin (or red wine). 🙂

  • mvirenicus

    i dunno. it was a toss-up between twain and shakespeare for myself.

  • redhorse

    F1 is fine so long as nothing better is one and all my work, chores, and errands are done. But Jr does ride F1. It's like Uncle Sam carried a Soviet flag. Wrong wrong wrong. Makes me wonder if an entry level staffer wrote this, showed it to Kasich, and they all decided it looked great. Someone should ask him how Sr's doing, see what kind of response he has for that.

  • redhorse

    Does not ride, does not. Jeez.

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