Retread Ted Strickland just handed us a club

Did you see today’s article in the Youngstown Vindicator? The gist of it is that Retread Ted Strickland has hired as a spokesman a former journalist who spent years publicly bashing Strickland.

Here are just a few of the quotes from Strickland’s new spox:

  • Strickland “promised to create gobs of jobs, but the ship of state has not turned. Instead, it is sinking.” 
  • Strickland is “a bizarro-world Robin Hood” who “is stealing from the poor and giving to the rich.” 
  •  Strickland’s promises to turnaround Ohio have “gone unfulfilled.” 
  • Strickland’s responses to suggestions and criticisms showed “thin skin and paranoia.”

An astute analysis of Strickland’s new hire came from the camp of his primary opponent, where P.G. Sittenfeld’s spokesman said “Handing your opponent a club to beat you with is a pretty unusual campaign strategy.”

We agree – it is a pretty unusual campaign strategy. But we’ll be happy to accept that club.