Tom Charles has gotten everything he’s ever wanted for John Kasich after giving the Republicans an error-ridden investigation they could use to falsely accuse the Strickland Administration of perjury and obstruction of justice, charges so ridiculous a Republican county prosecutor declared (but only after the election) there was “insufficient” evidence to pursue.
According to the Tweet feed of WOSU/NPR’s Columbus bureau Jo Ingles, today Kasich not only announced that he was appointing Tom Charles as the head of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, but that he’d also appoint John Born as the Superintendent of the Ohio Highway Patrol.
Kasich is as transparent as Tim Grendell.
He rewards Charles for doing a political hit job on the Strickland Administration during a campaign year by giving him everything Charles has ever wanted. A dream Cabinet job that pays more than he ever has made while still double-dipping by drawing a salary while also drawing a state retirement, and Charles gets to put his friend in charge of the Patrol as he wanted after he used his office to harange the current occupant enough to create a vacancy.
So much for Kasich’s “New Way”. This reeks of corruption.