3BP contibutor Johnny Drama gave me the heads up this weekend on a couple stories I missed while enjoying my last full weekend before football starts.
Both involve Ted Strickland.
Both will make you want to bury your face in your hand.
A major ratings agency has given Ohio’s credit rating a negative outlook, partially because of decisions made in the latest state budget.
Moody’s Investors Service cited the state’s decisions to delay debt payments until future years and rely on revenue from expanded gambling that is being challenged in lawsuits as factors in its decision earlier this week.
The agency also cited Ohio’s deteriorating economy and revenue picture.
Great. As if we needed anymore confirmation that Governor Strickland was leading Ohio down the drain, now our credit is starting to resemble that of an Obama appointee.
But don’t take our word for it. Let’s hear from Strickland himself in story #2…
“I know I have disappointed some of you,” the governor said. “I have at some times and in some ways disappointed myself.
I now would like to provide my impersonation of Ted Strickland’s press office after they read that quote this weekend.