From the daily archives: Thursday, August 2, 2012

Over the last month, Ohio Schools Superintendent Stan Heffner has been extremely vocal about allegations of misconduct by school personnel.  He has stood tall as he wagged a finger at educators and threatened them with criminal prosecution if any of the allegations that he was hearing turned out to be true.

Turns out he’s quite the hypocritical blowhard.

When the tables were turned on him today by Ohio’s Inspector General who concluded that Heffner did indeed commit a “wrongful act or omission” defined in Ohio Revised code as “an act or omission, committed in the course of office holding or employment, […]

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WHEN A MEMBER of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board exudes hope from Rep. Steve LaTourette’s decision not to seek reelection, you can figure the Republican hard right is still very much in the driver’s seat these days. Specifically, the writer, Kimberley A. Strassel, concluded:

“If Republicans play their cards right, this might be a chance to fill the seat with a more reform-minded member.” She also wondered whether the the nine-term Republican might not be worried that his relelection campaign might “prove difficult.”

Make me laugh. Obviously the WSJ Ivory Tower is tightly sealed from reality.

LaTourette, whose 14th […]

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Last May Plunderbund’s own Greg Mild revealed that Interim Superintendent of Schools Stan Heffner had a serious conflict of interest when he gave testimony in favor of teacher restesting provisions that would financially benefit the company at which he’d just been hired.

In July we filed an ethics complaint against Heffner and later that same month, State Rep Debbie Phillips filed a similar complaint with the IG’s office.

Today the IG released his report on now-Superintendent Heffner and guess what?

Greg was absolutely right about everything.

According to the AP’s Julie Carr Smythe:

Inspector General Randall Meyer […]

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Yesterday we discussed polling in the Presidential and Senate race in Ohio explaining how polling this good, at this point in the race, has historically been good news for the candidate leading in Ohio.

Yesterday’s Quinnipiac poll provides even more good news on the polling front, with Sherrod Brown leading Josh Mandel by 12 points, and President Obama at 50% with likely voters, carrying a 6 point lead over Mitt Romney.  

Obama is still down 10 points with men, but he more than makes up for it by winning with women by 21 points. Brown also beats […]

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