Quote Of The Day: John Kaisch Is No Thomas Jefferson Edition

“I don’t read newspapers in the state of Ohio,” Kasich said Monday at a college in Columbus. “Very rarely do I read a newspaper. Because … reading newspapers does not give you an uplifting experience. … I have found my life is a lot better if I don’t get aggravated by what I read in the newspaper.”

John Kaisch, Governor of Ohio


Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States
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Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. de stijl says:

    How does someone like this run for Governor let alone get elected? People have the privilege to be unengaged, low information voters if they choose . Legislators and executives?

    Actually, I declare “Shenanigans”. He’s flat-out lying. Kasich hosted an opinion show on Fox News and was the default guest host for Hannity. To claim to be “un-newsed” with that past seems disingenuous at best.

  2. A voice from another precinct says:

    @de stijl: Is there a possibility that he isn’t “unnewsed” even though he doesn’t read newspapers? There is Fox News for him to get all his facts from after all. And since when is it necessary to be knowledgeable in order to have opinions in America?

  3. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Doug: heh. Well done.