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.
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