In an obvious attempt to quell the criticism of the lack of diversity in his cabinet and staff, Governor Kasich released another one of his archaic WHEREAS-style resolutions today (more on that in an upcoming post), this one reproclaiming February Black History Month.

Speaking of reproclaiming things for political purposes, Kasich also announced the appointment of his Director of Minority Affairs:

Kasich announced the appointment of Lynn Stevens as Director of Minority Affairs. Stevens is responsible for minority outreach and will act as a liaison to Ohio’s minority communities.

He forgot to mention one thing though: Lynn has already been on his staff for nearly a month.

Reviewing the salary data we published on January 6th you’ll see that Lynn Stevens was ALREADY the Director of Minority Affairs and has been serving in this position for nearly a month.

I guess we can also assume this is his only black staff member, otherwise he would have reannounced other appointments as well.

I bet this announcement seemed like a really good idea to all the white people sitting around at the emergency staff meeting…

  • Anonymous

    LOL…..I’m surprised they haven’t put Jai Chabria out there. Did they get the right month on the resolution this time?

  • Pingback: Tweets that mention Kasich announces appointment of existing black staff member --

  • Anonymous

    Duh! I wonder what other new appointments will be announced for people who’ve already been on the job. Of course, this will be picked up by the Republican sheeple who will say that Kasich has made minority appointments in his administration, and refer to Lynn Stevens. I bet that right now there are Republicans walking through each department counting the number of minorities on the job. Kasich continues to say that these are personal smears? These are facts about the way Kasich conducts state business.

  • Pingback: The Ohio Republican Party issues most ironic Black History Month press release ever()

  • Fotogirlcb2002

    well ,,wonders never cease– he got the month right ! wow I am impressed..BUT I would still like to know why this wasnt announced with the others…

  • Pingback: Colbert finally picks up our Kasich MLK/St. Pats story()

  • Jeffsgaltoo

    It wasn’t announced because Lynn is on his staff and not a member of his cabinet. Even so, apparently the Governor “forgot” about her like he has all other minorities in the state. Her job is to act as a liaison to Ohio’s minority communities. This should be interesting.

  • Anonymous

    She definitely has one of the hardest jobs in the Kasich Administration

  • Guest

    Surprised Kasich didn’t make March black history month so that it could be celebrated along with MLK day

  • Anonymous

    Win! Prize? +8 Internets.

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!