Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kasich: My flights are important for the economy

APPARENTLY then-candidate John Kasich's complaints about Gov. Ted Strickland's use of state airplanes was nothing more than , um, flights of fancy.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Kasich, as governor, has spent as much taxpayer money on personal air travel in his first three months as Strickland did in his first 13 months in office: $31,849. Blame it on Kasich's learning experience in running the state, or as he explained:

"There is no doubt about it: I can't get to all these places if I'm not able to fly." He said it was important in building a broader economic base in Ohio to be in "multiple places at the same time." Problem solved.

It looks like the Guv is not going let any issue arise that he won't simply explain away as his bold efforts to create jobs. That's right out of the late Jim Rhodes playbook for a better Buckeye Tomorrow. Rhodes launched into his Jobs&Progress spiel so often that one soon could see everyone around him lip-syncing even the commas and exclamation points. Welcome to the past.


Mencken said...

Fans of 1970's Firesign Theater will remember their album,"How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All". That album also featured the skit, "You Ain't Got No Friends on the Left" .

The past is prologue Guv.

Grumpy Abe said...

Perfect! Not even Newton could solve this defiant law of physics.