The Columbus Dispatch had the follow up story in Saturday’s paper:
"The Kasich campaign has not asked, nor do we contemplate, a blanket rejection of Strickland appointments still pending. They will be handled in a thoughtful, deliberative manner," [Ohio Senate Republican Caucus spokeswoman Maggie Ostrowski] said.
We’ll see given that Ms. Ostrowski also stated in the article that the Governor’s picks for the Casino Commission, which Strickland made before the election, should be rejected so that Kasich could make his own appointments to the body.
We’ll see how many of this appointments receive a vote in the Senate before the end of the year.
After reading the story, I see more political spin than factual pushback. After all Senate President Bill Harris was part of the three Republican Senators quoted in the initial Dispatch story seemingly speaking favorably about a wholesale rejection of all of Strickland’s pending appointees.
In other words, we’ll believe when we see it (and that includes the Ohio Casino Commission as well.)
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