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"Every Other Monday" By John Kasich
Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 06/18/2010 8:18:50 AM PDT by Kaslin

It is hard to find anyone who doesn't like John Kasich.  The ebullient former congressman from the Columbus Ohio area spent nearly twenty years making a mark in the House of Representatives as an expert of the budget, ran a principled campaign for the GOP nomination for president in 2000 to underscore his concerns on federal spending (prophets are never heeded in time) and then had a great run as a Fox News Channel host and commentator.

 
Last year Kasich decided to try and help his beloved Buckeye State and launched a run for governor against Ted Strickland, the affable but hapless career pol who has presided over an economic bleed out that continues despite promises of massive help by President Obama when, as a candidate for president, he stumped the key swing state asking for a chance to show what a united Democratic Washington could do for the industrial Midwest.
 

Kasich campaign is formidable, and the most recent polling puts him five points ahead. Kasich is teamed at the top of the Ohio GOP ticket with a former colleague from the House, Rob Portman, who is favored to keep George Voinovich's Senate seat in Republican hands.  The two of them present the GOP's best face to voters:  Earnest, smart, optimists who got into politics just as Ronald Reagan came to D.C. and who are now at the top of their games and ready to contribute urgently needed leadership at the state and federal level.

 
This is a great situation for a candidate like Kasich, and just as many candidates have done, he has authored a book.
 
Except Every Other Monday: Twenty Years of Life, Lunch, Faith and Friendship is unlike any other candidate's book that I have ever read.  Every Other Monday is Kasich's spiritual autobiography, or more accurately, a biography of the small group he and seven other men put together in 1987 to discuss the biggest issues of life using the Bible as their guide.  The group has grown over the decades into a cornerstone of the lives of the men who participate in it, a rock on which they have all stood through some very tough times and some deeply difficult circumstances.
 
It has also been the source of joy, friendship and meaning, and Kasich's "mere Christianity" has deepened and matured through the hundreds of sit-downs with ordinary believers grappling with both Old and New Testaments.  Kasich's spiritual journey began after his beloved parents were killed by a drunk driver a quarter century ago, and the path forward for him hasn't been easy or obvious.
 
I heard of the book this past Monday, ordered it up on my Kindle and read it over the next two days.  I asked Kasich to come on the radio show Thursday which he did, and my first question was probably the question most of my D.C. audience on WRC AM 1260 had even if not the first question all of the other listeners across the country would have had:  What did your campaign people think about putting out a book like this in the middle of the campaign?
 
"John," I said "this is a very good book that could be put to very bad use by political opponents.  I can see the direct mail now: 'Kasich an expert on greed and envy!  Admits to meeting with co-conspirators every other week."  I was laughing, but there was a point to the question --candidates don't often talk about their inner lives of faith because such disclosures can and have been used against them in the rough and tumble world of politics.
 
Kasich's answer was immediate: He'd agreed to write the book before he knew he was going to run for governor.  It was an important project to him and he wanted to honor his commitment.  He trusted readers and voters would understand.
 
I think they will.  Certainly anyone who has ever been in a small group will identify with the stories in Every Other Monday, and pastors will celebrate that a high profile guy like Kasich has endorsed the approach that has been near the core of American Christianity for many years.
 
Even cynics and non-believers will find it hard to fault Kasich's account of how life is lived over decades because everyone experiences the same set of ups and downs, great joys and sudden shocks, and Kasich's connecting them to Scripture is not shocking or salacious, only unconventional for a politician.  It is also inspiring and encouraging.
 
Every Other Monday may prompt many other men to seek out or form such groups, and if it does it will be a hugely significant book unlike most candidate books.  If it has any impact on the race for Ohio's statehouse, it will be positive, for it is impossible to put down without concluding that John Kasich is exactly who he says he is and that that guy is the same guy you have seen occasionally on your television screen for the past few years --open, energized and upbeat.  Every Other Monday is in fact an explanation for Kasich's approach and attitude, an unintentional but powerful marker of authenticity and humility in an age when very few elected officials have that particular sort of credibility.
 
Even if you are as far from belief in God as anyone you know, give Every Other Monday a shot.  We would all be much better off if more elected officials met in more such groups and asked more such questions.  In fact, send a copy via Amazon to your congressman or senator or state legislator.  It might be exactly what they, and we, so desperately need right


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: fraud; gungrabber; johnkasich; kasich; lettercarriersson; liar; traitor
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1 posted on 06/18/2010 8:18:50 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Remind me again of the Kasich connection to Congressman Conditt and the “swinging parties” !! Time seems to have erased the details.


2 posted on 06/18/2010 8:29:46 AM PDT by Froggie
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To: Froggie
Remind me again of the Kasich connection to Congressman Conditt and the “swinging parties” !! Time seems to have erased the details.

If you're going to throw that kind of accusation out there, you should provide the details yourself.

3 posted on 06/18/2010 8:41:35 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Froggie

Can you post the proof if you have it, and I mean from a legitimate source not a tabloid


4 posted on 06/18/2010 9:02:22 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: nina0113

right on


5 posted on 06/18/2010 9:03:01 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I remember Congressman Kasich in the ‘94 takeover. He is (and I guess still is) a leader of the Repub party.


6 posted on 06/18/2010 9:08:24 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

Strickland got the endorsement from the NRA this week.


7 posted on 06/18/2010 9:16:23 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Kaslin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1992371/posts

You might also like to check out Joe Hallett,lefty so called journalist.

Agenda, everyone has an agenda. Nothing wrong with that.....I also have an agenda, check out all journalist and their agenda.

BTW, I first did a search on Kasich and Condit..........that led me to Joe Hallett.


8 posted on 06/18/2010 9:18:24 AM PDT by BARLF
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To: VRW Conspirator

Kasich’s still refusing to release his income tax returns.


9 posted on 06/18/2010 9:18:55 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: VRW Conspirator

Yeah. Back when he voted for the semi-auto gun ban?


10 posted on 06/18/2010 9:20:47 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Deadeye Division
John Kasich released his 2008 tax return. What more could a reasonable person want.
11 posted on 06/18/2010 9:25:18 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("There is no more money. Period. We are BROKE." - Lurker 5/21/10)
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To: Deadeye Division
Yeah. Back when he voted for the semi-auto gun ban?

Back in 1993 or so.

In the mean time he went on to get their endorsement and A ratings as a congressman in the late nineties. he has admitted that that vote was a mistake. He also has a pro-gun running mate, while Ted Strickland's last and current runningmates are both anti second amendment.

12 posted on 06/18/2010 9:27:00 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("There is no more money. Period. We are BROKE." - Lurker 5/21/10)
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To: NeoCaveman

Guess the National Rifle Association didn’t fall for Kasich’s little pro-gun masquerade this time. He’s a liar.


13 posted on 06/18/2010 9:32:22 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Froggie

If you don’t live in Ohio I suggest you keep your nastiness to yourself.


14 posted on 06/18/2010 9:39:55 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: NeoCaveman

The IRS makes me file every year.


15 posted on 06/18/2010 9:49:46 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Deadeye Division
The IRS makes me file every year.

What, are you seriously concerned that he hasn't filed with the IRS every year?

16 posted on 06/18/2010 9:56:20 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("There is no more money. Period. We are BROKE." - Lurker 5/21/10)
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To: NeoCaveman

He has permitted a select few in the media to view his 2009 return, but he hasn’t released it.


17 posted on 06/18/2010 9:58:14 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Froggie

Wasn’t the question of Kasich’s sexuality raised in an attempt to damage him with conservative voters back when he was in congress? Something about the question of the propriety of bachelor Kasich sharing a Washington townhouse with his male chief-of-staff for several years while the staffer drew a large government salary?


18 posted on 06/18/2010 10:00:43 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Deadeye Division
He has permitted a select few in the media to view his 2009 return, but he hasn’t released it.

I didn't even know if his 2009 was done or not. Lot of people file extensions. Maybe that is the hold up.

I actually find it humorous that the guy is getting static for having income made in the private sector unlike his opponent.

19 posted on 06/18/2010 10:00:54 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("There is no more money. Period. We are BROKE." - Lurker 5/21/10)
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To: Deadeye Division

You got a link on that?

The only rumors I remember where that when he was single he dated a lot of women.


20 posted on 06/18/2010 10:02:15 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("There is no more money. Period. We are BROKE." - Lurker 5/21/10)
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To: chris_bdba
If you don’t live in Ohio I suggest you keep your nastiness to yourself.

Bump, and that should go for all that don't live in Ohio and make negative remarks about John Kasich because of rumors they heard or read

21 posted on 06/18/2010 10:08:16 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: NeoCaveman

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/analysis/time/9610/14/tumulty.shtml


22 posted on 06/18/2010 10:12:38 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: NeoCaveman

He’s getting static for being a hypocrite, from when he was a state senator running for Congress and voluntarily released three years of income tax returns and challenged his opponent to do the same.


23 posted on 06/18/2010 10:22:31 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Deadeye Division

Is that all you can come up with a rumor from the rats?


24 posted on 06/18/2010 10:33:34 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: NeoCaveman

I recall him attending a Pearl Jam concert with Gary Condit, and that’s no rumor.


25 posted on 06/18/2010 10:33:36 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Kaslin

Maybe you should ask him out?


26 posted on 06/18/2010 10:36:37 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Deadeye Division

Incase you folks missed it Gary Condit was found to be innocent of everything except possibly fooling around while he was married. BTW Kasich was single most of his time in Congress so unless you object to guys being straight and dating what exactly is your beef?


27 posted on 06/18/2010 10:38:10 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: nina0113

Its history.

But the media has erased it.

How long have you been reading newspapers? Surely you read about it when it happened?


28 posted on 06/18/2010 10:40:22 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Kaslin

I guess the non Ohioians would rather see us in the same position as Michigan is by re electing the feckless governor we have now?


29 posted on 06/18/2010 10:41:10 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

You make the orgies seem so innocent! Good job!


30 posted on 06/18/2010 10:41:45 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: chris_bdba

That must be it


31 posted on 06/18/2010 10:43:45 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: hedgetrimmer

I suggest you worry about your own state since California is in such good shape. Personally I could care less if that is what he did as a single man. Not many single men out there that given the opportunity would pass something like that by unless of course they were gay.


32 posted on 06/18/2010 10:48:12 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Kaslin

We have two choices in November either stay on the road that leads to h*ll or try to make a turn and save ourselves. These uninformed people would rather see us fail. With unemployment at 10.7% now ad knowing tht parts of Ohio have never recovered from the clean air act in the early 90’s they must want all of us on food stamps instead of the 1 out of 4 households that are now?


33 posted on 06/18/2010 10:50:59 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: hedgetrimmer; Froggie
Its history.

No link, no history.

But the media has erased it.

Oh, of COURSE they have. The media's been covering up for Republicans for years.

How long have you been reading newspapers? Surely you read about it when it happened?

I've been reading, newpapers and other things, long enough to know a gratuitous insult when I see one. What's your problem? Froggie made an accusation, I asked for evidence, he didn't provide any, and you're jumping in with STILL no evidence, just some snarky BS. Put up or shut up.

34 posted on 06/18/2010 10:56:05 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Deadeye Division
I recall him attending a Pearl Jam concert with Gary Condit, and that’s no rumor.

I believe that is accurate.

35 posted on 06/18/2010 10:58:00 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("There is no more money. Period. We are BROKE." - Lurker 5/21/10)
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To: chris_bdba
Not many single men out there that given the opportunity would pass something like that by unless of course they were gay.

What an idiotic thing to say. You're maligning the character of all men. Why?
36 posted on 06/18/2010 10:58:55 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: chris_bdba

It sure seems that way, and I bet these same people are the reason the rats took the majority in November 2006 and that the arrogant p o s who currently resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave got elected


37 posted on 06/18/2010 11:16:33 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I heard this interview last night and also saw him on Fox, I think on Hannity.

A real man, God Bless Him, who had more to do with balancing the budget than the Ed McMahon of politics, Newt Gingrich.


38 posted on 06/18/2010 11:43:13 AM PDT by HonestConservative (Remember; You can't spell Mohammed without HAM.)
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To: nina0113
Yep! Condit’s buddy Kasich was out here in Condit’s district campaigning with his friend.

Kasich dropped out of politics when a connection to Condit/Levy was discovered. Likely, much more to that story we will never hear.

22 posted on 07/21/2008 9:16:59 AM PDT

"Wasn't Kasich the guy with the dead girl in his office or something?"

No, that was Joe Scarborough. But Kasich was close buddies with Scarborough and Gary Condit, and was rumored to attend some sex orgies in Condit's apartment with young interns and staffers. The stories included some heavy DNA all over the apartment when they were searching for the missing Chandra Levy. 9-11 happened at the perfect time for all of the scandal to be swept under the rugs.

34 posted on 07/21/2008 9:47:32 AM PDT

Hannity and Colmbs Breaking news on Chandra

Condit Files: Related Contemporary Event

One of Condit's biggest bosom buddies and double-dating party animals in Washington was erstwhile Congressman Kasich, who quit and left DC in one hell of an unseemly and undignified hurry. He skedaddled home to beautiful Ohio and was married and the father of a family in what seemed like days. Although a shoe-in for re-election, he decamped DC faster than a whore from a bible class. Nobody knows why.

As a public-spirited citizen of the great Buckeye State, I volunteer Mr. Kasich (who's not doing anything around here, anyway) for a thorough DNA test, against those mysterious samples found in Condit's foul lair. Now who else were Condit's friends in Congress?

Out Condit's Congressional friends now! Round up the dirty job people from his staff. Let the DNA tests begin!

17 posted on 05/30/2002 5:54:09 AM PDT

To: MississippiDeltaDawg
FOUND THIS ON GOOGLE! IT ACTUALLY CAME FROM A FR POST!

Just read through the latest issue of tabloid rag The Globe, which is headlining in million-point type CHANDRA BOMBSHELL on the cover.
The story features extensive quotes from Anne Marie Smith's attorney Jim Robinson. (AMS was a former Condit paramour; the stewardess) Robinson says that it wasn't necessary for Condit to kill Chandra himself, that others in the sex ring he was involved in ordered a hit after Levy threatened to expose the club. Robinson the club included among other two very prominent politicians: one currently the governor of a large state, the other a former presidential candidate. The club, codenamed TLG for The League of Gentlemen, also included a Washington-area Saudi with direct ties to the Saudi royal family.
Robinson says the sex ring provided young women for politicians and Arab businessmen, and also that the men frequently experimented with exhibitionism and homosexuality, keeping the young women around "to prove they're not gay."

Wonder how reliable all this is?

559 posted on 05/27/2002 6:37:37 PM PDT

I do believe Kasich. Scarborou and the Saudi Prince are the member of the Sex Club mentioned in Miss Smith's new book. I Don't know if they are mentioned by name. Kasich is "the former congressman who ran for president".
WIll see if I can google some accurate information on the book.
551 posted on 05/27/2002 5:36:47 PM PDT

39 posted on 06/18/2010 11:47:09 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

Those are internet rumors, not evidence. The only fact involved is the fact that they were posted HERE, without a link back to any evidence even at that time. And that’s the reason I ask for evidence now. Starting or spreading libellous rumors is disgraceful, and we should be above it.


40 posted on 06/18/2010 12:55:15 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: nina0113

Electing an amoral man to office, linked to a Saudi billionaire playboy, is like putting another Barack Obama in office.

Why can’t people like you get it into their heads that Americans are sick of the corruption and lying of the last 30 years. We don’t want people who cannot control their impulses in office. Especially those ‘befriended’ by the Saudis.


41 posted on 06/18/2010 1:06:53 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

People “like me” have indeed got it into our heads that Americans are sick of corruption and lying. By the way, I AM an American, and yes, I’m sick of it too. The only corruption and lying I see here is the libelling of John Kasich with a bunch of internet rumors. Do you really not know the difference between rumor and fact? Do you believe everything you hear or read, no matter the source?


42 posted on 06/18/2010 1:21:20 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: nina0113

Do you work for the man? Or the republican party? The man was tainted a long time ago.

He had a campaign for president which he abruptly canceled when the Chandra Levy investigation linked him with Condit’s extracurricular activities.

What the heck, he’ll start a run for the governor and quit again.


43 posted on 06/18/2010 1:31:37 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
He had a campaign for president which he abruptly canceled when the Chandra Levy investigation linked him with Condit’s extracurricular activities.

Bull on your timeline.

He was out of the 2000 primary on 7/14/1999. While Chandra Levy went missing May 6, 2001.

So please stop lying about John Kasich.

44 posted on 06/18/2010 1:38:02 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("There is no more money. Period. We are BROKE." - Lurker 5/21/10)
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To: NeoCaveman; hedgetrimmer; Kaslin

Why look! Here’s an actual NEWS STORY. Those pesky fact things, they’re not so hard to find.

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1999/07/14/president.2000/kasich/


45 posted on 06/18/2010 1:43:08 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: nina0113

The only lying is from the liar Kasich, who faithfully promised his constituents in Ohio that he would oppose the semi-auto ban, then supported it.


46 posted on 06/18/2010 2:26:18 PM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Kaslin

Kasich was my first choice for Prez in 2000


47 posted on 06/18/2010 2:28:39 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: HonestConservative

Back in the 90s, there was a vote on whether to have a super-majority in order to have a tax increase passed. It failed by one or two votes. Kasich voted against establishing a super-majority for tax increases, then said that he hadn’t known what bill he voted against. The man is a liar, a traitor and a fool.


48 posted on 06/18/2010 2:31:32 PM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: hedgetrimmer

You did notice that Levy was killed by an illegal alein who was convicted of the crime last year right and that this has nothing to do with Kasich?


49 posted on 06/18/2010 2:31:56 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: hedgetrimmer

Get the h*ll out of Ohio politics will you?


50 posted on 06/18/2010 2:32:47 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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