Reporter:  Governor, there are growing reports about a serious charter school scandal involving David Hansen, your school choice director and  husband of Beth Hansen, your campaign manager.  What can you tell us about it?

Kasich:  Look, I’m a blue collar guy whose father was a mailman in western Pennsylvania.

Reporter: But with all due respect, governor, a lot of Ohioans back home are concerned about the doctoring of charter school grades  to make a school’s performance look better than it was…

Kasich:  Hey, fellow.  I’m running for president and I wouldn’t be running if I didn’t
love my country. The issue is not on my agenda.  Besides, my father was a mailman..

Reporter:  But, sir, You have long defended charter schools but  insist you want more transparency.    Your opponents—

Kasich:  — My opponents are idiots like the wackadoodles in California.

Reporter:  Are you saying that you are not concerned  that your campaign manager is the wife of your school choice man who just resigned?

Kasich:  The Lord told me not to worry about it.

Reporter:  The state spends  a billion dollars on charters  and you are telling us there’s nothing to be concerned about?

Kasich:  If there are no further dumb questions, I simply want you to know that my father was a mailman and when I get to the pearly gates the Lord will know what I did for my poor out-of-work cronies.  Poor cronies are people, too, who are nothing like those idiot school teachers who spend most of their time lounging.

Reporter:  Thank you, governor.

Kasich:  Any time.

  • amyvav

    Ah. The wackadoodle comment…. Still remember listening to the address with my 6th graders and seeing the looks on some of their faces.
    “Did he just call everyone in California a wackadoodle????”
    “Yes, kids. Yes, he did.”
    “Like – everyone?!?”
    “Uh huh.”
    “Wow. Doesn’t that make him a wackadoodle, too?”
    If even my 6th graders could figure it out, I hope the rest of the country does too.

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