From the daily archives: Saturday, January 9, 2010

In August, Joe Hallett published a column in the Columbus Dispatch suggesting that Republicans were trying to push Taylor out of the Auditor’s race out of supposed concerns over her fundraising.? Be sure to check out my post at BSB at the time:

1.? Taylor is more likely to be re-elected to Auditor than as Lt. Governor.? Mary Taylor is a Republican star on the rise for a team with few statewide prospects.? She won in 2006 by framing the race on the issue of qualifications.?? She’ll frame her re-election as being about experience again.? I’ve yet to […]

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Not a single post from anyone in the conservative blogsphere about Mary Taylor running with Kasich.  A big collective yawn.

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Modern and I talked on the phone about this last night for almost an hour, and we agree. ?The notion that the Kasich campaign is floating a John Kasich/Mary Taylor ticket for Ohio governor must be making Chris Redfern apoplectic with glee. ?Fernsy, here’s one where you and I can kick back, raise a glass, and enjoy a moment of wondrous joy together. ?Miracles never cease.

This bizarre episode proves one thing, spectacularly – John Kasich is at least as weak a candidate as Ken Blackwell, probably weaker. ?Kasich is getting teabagged from the right, for a host of […]

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PD has the story that’s been percolating for a while now. ?And it sounds to me like the Seven Hills police are covering up.

“There is no report of Bill Mason in the report or car,” he said. He said his officers might not have recognized the man who was elected prosecutor in 1999.

“I don’t know if a Seven Hills officer would know him,” Durkin said. “I haven’t spoken with the officers. My info is from the reports.”

Bullshit. ?This incident needs to be investigated way more thoroughly than your average DUI. ?Bill Mason is the county prosecutor, […]

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I’m going to give you a Madden playbook why John Kasich’s courtship of State Auditor Mary Taylor makes no sense for anyone but John Kasich.? But let’s start with the most obvious point: it is absolute insanity for the Republicans to risk the only Apportionment Board seat they held in 2006 by moving an incumbent who was on track for a relatively safe re-election so that she can run for the non-essentially (from both a political and governing sense) Lt. Governor slot.

It’s is amazingly insane.? Second, if it were a done deal, Kasich wouldn’t first float it through Jon […]

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