From the daily archives: Friday, February 12, 2016

If cinema fans found out nearly twenty years ago that there was something about Mary, then political fans are learning right now that there’s also something about John Kasich. Among a plethora of items on the topic of all things Kasich, a big something to know about King John is his use of language, be it misleading, incendiary, or metaphorical.

On the morning after his distant second-place finish behind Donald Trump in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, the part-time Ohio governor and sometime Granite State resident couldn’t avoid dropping yet another oblique reference to his shimmering persona and electoral […]

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It didn’t take long for Gov. Kasich’s free ride as a presidential wannabe to get stomped by a national newspaper. As we have recently pointed out, the national media, from the New York Times to MSNBC, were so taken by his alleged moderate conservatism that they hopped on his bandwagon and said some nice things about his right- of-center confections without checking out his record back in Ohio.

The Washington Post stepped up with some of it own background research and concluded the issues confronting Ohio public education added up to a “mess”.

The bedsheet list included a “scandal-ridden […]

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