We’ve confirmed that Governor-elect Kasich is looking to double the number of Ohio Highway Patrol officers to be assigned to his protective detail.

However, when asked if the doubling was the result of Kasich’s decision to maintain his residence in Westerville and Bexley, my source said no.  Instead, Kasich is actually anticipating that he’s going to need the protection because he’ll be so controversial.  That’s the reason I was given.  Dead pan.

He’s probably right about the controversial part, but I really don’t think his personal safety is at risk.

Maybe Kasich should rethink whatever he’s planning on doing that he thinks is going to require a sixteen-person protection detail?!?