Thursday, May 20, 2010

Can we say Troopergate is a big story, yet?

I think a massive headline splashed on the front page and above the fold of the Columbus Dispatch confirms it. Troopergate is a huge story.

At posting, it's still unclear whether Collins-Taylor will be approved out of committee.

And if she is approved, is it possible that continuing her job after this mess could actually damage Strickland more than if she was fired outright? Sure.

There is no question DPS is having major issues - from a lying director to potentially conspiring against the Inspector General. And if Strickland wants to defend the woman that leads it and proudly have her serve in his cabinet, then so be it.

It's yet another example of the poor leadership under Ted Strickland that we've seen the past 3.5 years.

And yet something else to use to take him out.

But if the committee finds that she lied, she needs to go. That's it. That's the way it is.

No matter what, this is a big story and will have an impact in November.

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