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One of the resumes we were interested in seeing with the Kasich’s Administration would be Third Base Politics’ Jon Keeling—the one-man blogging machine for the Kasich campaign and select Republican candidates.  But first, let’s do a little flashback to remind people just how pathetic Jon Keeling’s willingness to whore out his reputation to help the Ohio Republican Party really is.

Back in July 2009, Eric and the rest of us noticed a new player on the conservative blogsphere calling himself “DJ Tablesauce.”  Eric noticed that the guy seemed to be particularly interested in the potential gubernatorial campaign of John […]

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Kasich campaign intern Colton Henson’s Twitter feed is the blogging gift that just keeps giving:

Colton Henson, the Kasich campaign intern caught granting interviews to the Ohio media as he protested Gov. Strickland without disclosing his ties to the campaign (or its direction to send him there with Kasich’s former PAC’s aide, a campaign political consultant, and the ORP’s Strickland campaign tracker) announced, on his Twitter page, that he “is a private citizen.”

Never before have I seen the graphics on a Twitter page so glaringly contradict the message of a Tweet before that it hurt my head […]

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From the Columbus Dispatch:

Outside the speech, a protester who said he was an Ohio State student but would only identify himself as “Colton” complained that party officials tried to confiscate his yellow “failure” signs referring to the loss of jobs on Strickland’s watch.

Colton Henson’s Twitter account establishes that he is a Kasich campaign intern.

Colton works for … John Kasich, and his brother works for the Ohio Republican Party as a videographer, also known as a “tracker.”  And Colton allowed himself to be interviewed as a protestor without ever disclosing that he […]

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Great graphic:

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Plunderbund was the first to out the author of Third Base Politics, a blog that has been pretending to be an “Ohio blog” since last year. Modern at BSB goes one further and uncovers that Jon Keeling is actually an ex-staffer of both Tiberi and Kasich.

He lives in the DC area (Arlington, VA). We’re familiar with that in Ohio. DC hacks entering the fray pretending to be Ohioan. We call it astroturfing. It’s fake. It’s dishonest. It’s going to get figured out and blogged.

So late welcome to the fray Jon Keeling. Welcome to OUR […]

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