With the laundry list of ways Governor Strickland has ticked us off recently, we here at 3BP hadn’t quite gotten to the Director of Development story.
What’s the story? Well, the guy chosen to fill the shoes of Lee Fisher at the Department of Development, Mark Barbash, forgot to pay 160k in taxes.
That’s right, the guy working with Strickland to lead the charge of economic development in Ohio….didn’t pay taxes.
Now, what could possibly make this any more ridiculous a story? Well, leave it to the Guv:
Gov. Ted Strickland said yesterday that he probably would have appointed Mark Barbash interim director of the state development department even if he had known that Barbash owes nearly $160,000 in federal and state taxes.
Yep, you read that right.
Now, I know the Governor has given John Kasich plenty of ammo for the campaign trail, but this statement from the Governor just reeks of stupidity from a political and moral sense.
I can’t wait to see the commercials.