Ah… the ALS ice bucket challenge. Seems like everyone is doing it. As the name suggests, the challenge involves dumping a “bucket” of ice water over your head to raise awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

John Kasich took the challenge this week, along with many other Ohioans including Ted Strickland and OCSEA President Chris Mabe.    We’ve included screen shots of these three videos below.   See if you can identify the one that’s not like the others…



OCSEA President Christopher Mabe


Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland


Ohio Governor John Kasich


Clearly Kasich missed the point.

It’s unclear if Kasich actually donated any money to fight ALS, but we do know this:  back when Kasich was Budget Committee Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives, he pushed through a budget that drastically cut research funding to the National Institutes of Health.

You can watch Kasich’s video below.  We especially like the part at the end where he squeals like a small child.



UPDATED: We’ve decided to add some photos of other folks who actually did the Ice Bucket Challenge better than John Kasich and his tiny cereal bowl of water…


Mary Jo Kilroy 


Mitt Romney with help from Paul Ryan



Joe Schiavoni