Posted by | June 17, 2011 12:50 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

The first six months of Ohio Governor Kasich’s term have been rough.  He announced the appointment of a civil rights officer who already had the job, insulted state troopers, and now has among the lowest approval ratings for a governor in the country.  But don’t worry folks, he’s on top of it.

If you’ve ever wanted to see an entire state act like jealous toddler throwing someone else’s toys, Ohio’s got you covered. LeBron James, who spent years bringing money and excitement to Cleveland, and still does extensive charity work in Akron, didn’t win at basketball. As a result, Ohio Governor John Kasich issued a proclamation today making the Mavericks honorary Ohioans, because those who stopped LeBron from winning are the real heroes.

Now, I’m no fan of Lebron and I am very sympathetic to the city of Cleveland after he publicly embarrassed it, last summer.  But doesn’t Governor Kasich have other things to worry about?

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Copyright 2011 Liberaland
By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.