Saturday, January 29, 2011

That's My Governor!

I have a feeling this is going to be a regular and depressing feature. From ThinkProgress:
Delivering on his vision for a "new way," Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) "is on pace to be the first governor since 1962 to have an entire Cabinet without any racial diversity." Every one of his 22 full-time agency head appointments has been a white person. Only five are women. Dubbing diversity as "metrics that people tend to focus on," Kasich said, "I can't say I need to find somebody to fit this metric" because "it’s not the way I look at those things. I want the best possible team I can get."

Yesterday, the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus held a press conference to express their waning patience with his dismissive attitude and "implore[] Kasich to make better strides to diversify his Cabinet." But according to State Senator Nina Turner (D-OH), this time Kasich’s response was a bit more blunt. According to Turner, when the caucus offered him help in finding qualified minority applicants, Kasich told Turner, "I don’t need your people."

FMS: Fuck my state. Argh!


Kay Dennison said...

I'll second that! I already miss Ted. Think we oughta change the State song CSN&Y's "Ohio"?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm surprised he has 5 women. Or are they there to make sandwiches?

Lemmy Caution said...

Sigh. My governor as well. What a joke he is....and he is just getting warmed up. That's the scary part.

Debra - LOL.

Ricky Shambles said...

Kay- Nice call.

Debra- "Sandwiches, coffee and-" *smack that ass* "-make it snappy!"

Lemmy- Then he "announced" a minor minority to quell the heat ...someone who'd been employed over a month. This will be a fun governorship, if by fun I mean long and painful.