What Happened Today
Okay, so a recap for those of you who missed it. Today, AG Marc Dann attempted to trade the one chip he has left on the table-his resignation-for the removal of a provision from a bill that would allow the Ohio Inspector General to begin an investigation immediately after the governor signs it. Instead, Dann wants it to take effect 90 days after the governor signs it like normal "non-emergency" Ohio laws do.
However, this was a deal that no one on either side of the aisle was buying, and after that became clear, Dann decided to stay where he is and not resign. To me this shows a couple of things. First, it shows a complete lack of concern for the party or the Governor on whose coattails he rode into office. Secondly, it shows Dann has completely given up hope on his political career and instead might be trying to avoid more serious allegations from coming to light that would have more serious consequences. He must have something juicy to hide that he feels will be exposed by the IG in an investigation.
How this jokester ever got into office amazes me. It was less than 2 years ago that he promised to hold not only himself but other Democratic office holders accountable on October 15, 2006. Check out this YouTube video. Where'd this spirit of accountability go, there, Marc?