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Jello Ted, meet irony. Irony, meet Jello Ted.

“I think it would be unseemly for the legislature to leave this town with this matter unresolved.”

Those were Ted Strickland’s words this morning as quoted in the Columbus Dispatch Daily Briefing.

Unseemly, indeed.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I take you back to July 2nd, 2009. Governor Ted Strickland, as quoted in the very same Daily Briefing, calls for the legislature to join him and not leave town until the budget mess is resolved:

We all remember what happened next.

From WMFD in Mansfield:

[On July 4th] More than 5,000 people attended the event which featured games, food, a car show, eating contests and a parade.

The highlight of event was the Jello eating contest. Gov. Ted Strickland rolled up his sleeves and joined the other competitors in eating a bowl of Jello in record time.

3BP was the first to call Jello Ted out on forsaking his own words so he could go to Mansfield and get his butt handed to him by a 5 year old in a gelatin eating contest.

After that mess, in more ways than one, his words carry with them a bit less meaning.

So what competition is Jello Ted going to enter himself in during this Thanksgiving season after urging legislators to stay home and negotiate?

Turkey legs in Tiffin?
Corn in Coldwater?
Mashed Potatos in Marietta?
Cranberries in Coshocton?
Pumpkin pie in Piqua?

No matter what the challenge, Governor, we all wish you the best of luck.

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