14 Apr '11, 4pm

Governor Kasich: We've got to make #Ohio cool. (Probably not this way.) #maddow

Is there anything more uncool than a 50-something politician in a suit talking about wanting his state to be "cool"? Nah. Probably not. Witness Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a newly elected Republican whose union-busting policies have made him pretty unpopular , as he delivers one of the more delicious soundbites in recent memory. The video moment was captured by Mark Kovac of the indispensable Capital Blog (via @rustwire ): We've got to make Ohio cool. You know, I was down at Lexis-Nexis down in Dayton, I'm meeting with the CEO of the company, and he says, you know, a lot of these, these young people, you know, they want to head for the coast. Why do they want to go to the coast? It's cool. Why do they want to go to Austin? You ever been to Austin? It's very cool. You want to go to the Triangle of North Carolina, go down there and check it out, it's cool. We need to make Ohio co...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/transportation/2011-04-14-ohio-gov.-...

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