From the daily archives: Thursday, January 14, 2010

So good…

The man was good. RIP Teddy P!

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Associated Press “Republican governor hopeful defends Ohio tax plan.”? Points out that the LSC study shows the first year would, in and of itself, create a deficit that Strickland had to resolve with the process leading to the tax cut freeze.? Always good to be on the defensive when announcing your running mate. Associated Press (again) “Kasich tax plan would cost $814M“? Amazingly, neither Kasich or Taylor seemed to know this as it took the LSC to inform Ohioans of the fact. Cincinnati Enquirer “Ohio 2010 election getting shakeup“? How Kasich’s pick of Taylor […]

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After reading my live blog of the Kasich-PalinTaylor press conference today where I noticed ads by employers looking to hire Ohioans popped up every time one of them said jobs, a fan of the site sent me this even better screen capture:

I bet Ohio GOP Chairman Kevin DeWine clicked it to see if it applies to political marriages.

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I feel I must point out that not a single conservative blogger, Jon Keeling included, wrote about the Kasich-Taylor press conference today.? Not one person wrote, in excitement, how they’ll remember where they were when Kasich tweeted them.? After four days of public teeth gnashing over the disaster Kasich-Taylor leaves in its wake for the GOP, the entire conservative blogsphere decided to find something else to talk about instead.? That’s hardly evidence of the “unbeatable” powerhouse ticket GOP Chairman Kevin DeWine tried to declare while choking back the urge to uncontrollably sob.

The entire GOP ticket, from the top to […]

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Since Plunderbund reported on Monday what the entire Cuyahoga County political/ legal world is chattering about, the shoe has yet to drop. ?We reported on Wednesday that Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason was going to resign on Friday, tomorrow. ?Nothing has happened to change that, in fact the chatter has only increased to a fever pitch.

And yet, no news from the MSM. ?No more leaks. ?No on-the-record confirmation. ?Silence. ?Deafening silence.

I have been in politics for more than 20 years, and I have never seen this much chatter go on this long about an impending event […]

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You can watch it live here.

Kevin DeWine, the ORP Chairman, just declared questions about the Apportionment Board, off the table for discussion today.? LOL.

John Kasich and Mary Taylor both look really uncomfortable.

DeWine ended his remarks and nearly forgot to shake Taylor’s hand… LOL.

John Kasich is claiming the “Tea Party” mantle: Ohioans are sick of pushing problems down the road.? He’s saying this, I predict, 15 minutes before he’ll tell Ohio’s media that he’s going to push any explanation for how he’d solve his self-created deficit down the road.

Biggest laugh line:? I don’t talk […]

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For nearly the past year, I’ve criticized ODP’s obsession with pointing out John Kasich’s ties to Lehman Bros.  But today, when I heard this ticket talking about the problem with the economy is that we “need to get government out of the way” I snickered.  And then I suddenly realized why.


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Here’s the Plain Dealer’s coverage over the “Tweet predicted around the world” today:

But an independent analysis released Wednesday of a bill introduced by a Republican lawmaker proposing to phase that tax out over 10 years concluded Ohio would lose $768 million next year alone and more in years after that.

Local governments and libraries would also lose money under a plan to eliminate the income tax, according to the Legislative Service Commission analysis.

Kasich has refused, to this point, to say how he would make the plan work or what revenue he might use to replace the […]

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Hamilton County Democratic Women’s Caucus Secretary Julie Brook admits to Plunderbund that she is colluding with the Lee Fisher campaign on the format of her organization’s forum. ?Point blank.

When I asked her if it were true that a condition of the event is to avoid having the candidates appear together onstage, Ms. Brook confirmed that is the case. ?When I asked if it was the Fisher campaign that suggested that be a condition, she clarified that she took the Fisher?s campaign statement as being a ?reasonable and legitimate request,? but not a demand.

Yes, a “reasonable and legitimate […]

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I just got off the phone with Hamilton County Democratic Women’s Caucus Secretary Julie Brook who wanted to correct a number of items in yesterday’s post about the City Beat article.

Ms. Brook first wanted to deny that there was no intent by her organization to specifically help Lee Fisher with female voters in Hamilton County.

Second, Ms. Brook strongly suggested that Dr. Kane, whom Ms. Brook described as an adamant Brunner supporter who believes the HCDWC should endorse female candidates like Brunner, had only attended a few meetings, and therefore, would not have the personal […]

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I love how he picks the 1:30 Tweet time recognizing the farce that is the later 3 p.m. press conference.  I just hope that Redfern isn’t drunk over all the good news this ticket gives us.

Any sober, sane person who looked at Mary Taylor’s race would realize she won that race because it was the weakest, worst campaign of the entire Democratic ticket.

Hell, I predicted months before the election that Taylor would win given the completely invisible campaign of Sykes at the time.

If Mary Taylor was such a formidable opponent, then David Pepper’s fundraising wouldn’t have scared […]

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