From the daily archives: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We just found out that Shannon Jones, chair of the Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee, is refusing to hear testimony on confirmation hearings for Rick Hodges, John Kasich’s unqualified appointee for director of the Ohio Department of Health.

Kasich made the announcement back in August and we quickly pointed out that Hodges, the former head of the Ohio Turnpike, was statutorily unqualified for the position.  Ohio law requires the director be a medical doctor or have extensive public health experience.  Hodges has neither.  He then tried to cover for the lack of experience by updating his LinkedIn profile to include the word […]

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John Kasich believes himself to be a truly dear and inspirational leader and governor.  But by not debating this year, Kasich turned upside down a long-held tradition that allows the public to see the sense and strength of each candidate’s ideas, or why they don’t measure up.   This was a terrible testament to the core theme of  Kasich’s “Courage Is Contagious: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the Face of America,” written and released as his ninth term in congress was ending, just prior to his short, ill-fated run for president in 2000.

According to the Kasich lore of the day: “Now […]

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