Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Will the left use ANY excuse to attack Kasich?

Apparently so.

If you haven't heard of Kelley Williams-Bolar, she is a woman who lives in the Akron school district but who used her father's address to enroll her children in the better Fairlawn-Copley district. She was charged and convicted of 2 felonies for the crime.

The progressive Ohio blog "Plunderbund" commented on the case and went on to say that she deserved the punishment for her crime, "but Ohio’s Governor should eventually pardon her anyways."

Well, today, Governor Kasich did take action on the Williams-Bolar case. But he didn't pardon her. She will still have to serve her original punishments, but her crimes were reduced to misdemeanors rather than felonies.

Now, guess who's attacking the governor for this? Yep, you got it. Plunderbund, the same people who said she should eventually be pardoned.

The Governor did NOT pardon her of her crimes, as PB opined should eventually happen. His action states that she still must serve her punishments, but now she won't have felonies on her record. This was clearly a second chance from Kasich, but clearly not absolution for her crimes. An act of compassion.

And yet they attack anyway. Personally, I could go either way on whether Williams-Bolar deserves leniancy or not. But I bring it up to show that when you're this rabidly hateful of someone, I guess you will use every single possible thing he does as a reason to attack him. Even an act of compassion. Even if it means contradicting yourself.


  1. Read the post, genius.

    Did I specifically question the Governor's constitutional authority to reduce the charge of conviction? I did.

    Did I not say that a condition of such a pardon should be that she repay the money she owes to the school district first? I did. Did Kasich do that? He didn't. If you're going to accuse someone of contradicting themselves, read what they actually said first.

    Regardless, there were additional facts we learned about the case since I wrote that back in February. Like how she really wasn't close to getting her teaching degree because she had never been admitted to the program and wasn't even enrolled in school.

    Or how she defrauded the government for housing and heating assistance, too. How she lied about being in the military and being deployed as a tactic to continue her fraud.

    And then there's the unanimous opinion of the Parole Board... Minor little intervening events like that.

    Sounds like you're projecting some in that last part... Obsessed much?

  2. Still, you advocated for some compassion in the form of a complete pardon, albeit conditionally.

    somewhere in the middle, as it were.

    Todays decision was not a pardon, it was somewhere in the middle.

    You just like to attack Kasich and will use every opportunity to do so, whether it has merit or not.

    As far accusing me of projection, I'm not sure what you mean. I do not hate you, Modern. I just think you're mostly wrong. :-)

  3. Did I say in February that what Kasich did today was constitutionally questionable? Yep.

    Did I say that I could at least understand if Kasich required her to repay the money owed to the district first? Yep.

    Did Kasich do that? Nope.

    So, you're attacking me for an inconsistentcy that doesn't exist.

  4. It is important to understand the left's anger at this woman.

    How dare a mere citizen and mother express any criticism of the job the government is doing?

    By gaming the system this woman showed up the school system. The criticism stings because of the risks this lady took to better her children.

    Lefties just don't get it. They love government and therefore cannot imagine that their most favored institution just plain sucks. Anyone who says that, no matter how obliquely, must be punished. Socialism isn't voluntary, leave us never forget it.

    but the sitatuion isn't new. As a young man I took a city bus across town so I could stay in the good junior high rather than wind up in the bad junior high after my parents moved. Parents have been gaming this broken system on behalf of their children for generations.

    Heck I left San Diego California for Arizona primarily because the California schools sucked so badly. They still do and that is certainly part of the motivation for the exodus out of the state by thoughtful, productive people.


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