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Ohio Gov. John Kasich: Our Wives ‘At Home Doing the Laundry’

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By HVpolitics
September 13, 2012 at 9:55 am



Ohio Governor John Kasich‘s brilliant remarks about his view of where women should be in the world may have gotten more attention had the man he was stumping for not jumped the gun and played politics with the U.S. Embassy protests in Egypt and the deadly attack in Libya.

As it stands, Kasich’s remarks in Owensville, Ohio, while playing 1950s Surrogate for Mitt Romney flew largely under the radar.

“You know, Jane Portman, Karen Kasich, and Janna Ryan, they operate an awful lot of the time in the shadows … It’s not easy to be a spouse of an elected official. You know, they’re at home, doing the laundry and doing so many things while we’re up here on the stage getting applause, right? They don’t often share in it. And it is hard for the spouse to hear the criticism and to put up with the travel schedule and to have to be at home taking care of the kids. And where is the politician? Out on the road.”

Hey, that’s not nearly as bad as this clip of Kasich we dug up on YouTube:

Well, at least he was *trying* to compliment Republican women, right?

Plunderbund points out, “Kasich pays his male staffers 56% more than his female staffers and, more recently, only one of the nine members appointed by Kasich to the board of JobsOhio — the private corporation responsible for awarding incentives to Ohio businesses -— is a women.”

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