Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kasich: Read no evil, see no evil

IT'S A LITTLE EARLY to be Ho-Ho-Ho-ing, I know, but it's the only way I know how to respond to the latest utterance from Gov. Kasich. I refer to his comments in a Columbus speech in which, with straight face, he declared that he never reads newspapers. That's a politician's standard cover-up when things are not going well - no curiosity at all to know how he's doing in the media. The other cover-up for the pols is that they will tell you they never look at the polls. Particularly when they don't favor you. To repeat: Ho-Ho-Ho.

In his rejection of the media, our governor, with straight face, informed us: "You should know that I don't read newspapers in the State of Ohio" because one doesn't need to be "aggravated by what I read in newspapers." This is spoken in a town where the daily newspaper, the Dispatch, helped him get elected by endorsing him, thus aggravating to this day a whole lot of other folks who have a dismal view of him.

He also complained that he doesn't find newspapers to be "uplifting". Uplifting?

Here's one former newspaperman who will tell you that I never once heard that word applied to a newspaper's mission, which is to be "informative". However, sadly I do find that to be less so today. So go ahead, governor, read the papers. You might help somebody in the newsroom save his or her job.


JLM said...

Had Wall Street Johnny read this mornings Columbus Dispatch, he'd have caught the story that details his offer of $400 million in taxpayer money (that's you and me, folks) to Sears in order to lure them into moving their corporate headquarters to Ohio. The same Sears that has been financially tanking for years and is probably not long for this world.

David Hess said...

I wonder how many of Ohio's editorial writers would like to cancel their votes for this guy?

Grumpy Abe said...

Whoooa...How many editorial pages have you ever read that reversed their earlier endorsements?