What I Thought About "The King's Speech"
I'm not sure what the other BSB front pagers such as David and Staff thought about Gov. Kasich's first state of the state address today. My thoughts? It was a campaign speech re-hash. Come on John, you're the governor now! Time to stop giving campaign speeches and rally the troops for what needs to be done. Not speaking from prepared remarks? That could have been good if it gave him more freedom to speak plainly about what he wants to do, but instead he just rambled through a stump speech left over from last year.
Only one mention of SB 5? Hmm, wonder why that is? Perhaps he doesn't want to call attention to the schnangens needed to pass it?
Trying another go at nursing homes after the last two governors tried and failed? I applaud the goal but the specifics were lacking.
Kasich failed to prepare the state for the shocking services cuts that are coming. He failed to give swing-district GOPers in the state legislature anything to take home to their constituents who aren't too keen on their new governor right now. And, he failed to realize that he's not campaigning anymore. He's the governor of the entire state, not just the 49% of the state that voted for him.
Overall, my assessment of this speech is: