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Franklin County Dirtbag Dem Chairman Bill Anthony Wants Dirtbag Schuerger to Replace Him?

March 11th, 2010 Matt View Comments

Last week, I introduced you to B.J. Schuerger.

Today, Lyndsey Teter in The (Columbus) Other Paper has a fascinating update as to what’s going on in the Franklin County Democrat Party:

First, the gathered officials told Anthony that they didn’t want him serving as both the county’s elections chief and the party chairman. And second, they did not want Robert “B.J.” Schuerger to be Anthony’s successor.

It appears that message hasn’t resonated completely.

Anthony certainly didn’t look like a man who was preparing to step down as chairman of the Franklin Party Democrats Tuesday evening. Behind a podium at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union hall, Anthony presided over a group of more than 100 Democrats at a Central Committee meeting, as party endorsements were handed out rapid-fire in more than a dozen races. He’d spent much of the afternoon setting up his executive office at the county Board of Elections, after being named the BOE’s director—as predicted—last week.

“I intend to stay on as chairman,” he said after the meeting.

Although there’s precedent—party chairmen serve administrative roles at boards of election in other counties around Ohio—working as the ultimate partisan while also overseeing the day-to-day operations of the county’s elections board would put Anthony and the party in a position ripe for questioning, party sources are saying.

Mayor Mike Coleman is staunchly opposed to Schuerger. And when B.J. was asked about his involvement in the State Senator Capri Caparo/mafioso fundraising scandals, he said:

“I’ve done nothing wrong,” Schuerger said Tuesday. He emphasized the “blood, sweat and tears” he’s put into the county party, saying he hoped the Central Committee would recognize that when making a decision about the next county leader of the party.
Read the rest here. Keep bleeding and spinning, Schuerger:

An Update on The Columbus Dispatch’s Casino Lobbyist

March 3rd, 2010 Matt View Comments

Lyndsey Teter, The Columbus Dispatch’s worst nightmare, took a story I first heard from Kyle Sisk and dug for answers in the new edition of The Other Paper:

Steve Tigges is a partner of the Downtown law firm Zeiger, Tigges & Little and his client list reads like a who’s who of the city’s most powerful business types at Nationwide and Limited Brands. He’s also a registered lobbyist for the Dispatch Printing Company, owned by Dispatch publisher John F. Wolfe.

Wait. Isn’t influence-peddling the honest work of sloughs on the paper’s editorial board? Why would a newspaper company need a lobbyist?

They don’t, according to Mike Curtin, associate publisher emeritus of the Dispatch. He said they just employee cautious lawyers.

They don’t, according to Mike Curtin, associate publisher emeritus of the Dispatch. He said they just employee cautious lawyers.

Read the rest here. At least this means The Dispatch is now slightly more transparent… or maybe just plain lazy… about the being just one giant, unprofitable PR/lobbying firm for Wolfe Enterprises.

TEA Party Fun in Ohio

February 11th, 2010 Matt Comments off

Lyndsey Teter’s piece today in The (Columbus) Other Paper about the TEA Party is a fair and balanced report on what is going on in Ohio with anti-tax activists causing nightmares for the political establishment.

Why is it so balanced? Because its quotes some jerk who shares my name.

READ IT

Happy Birthday, Lyndsey Teter!

August 15th, 2009 Matt Comments off

Join me in celebrating the birthday of Lyndsey Teter, of The Other Paper and my favorite Ohio blogger, by reading about the senseless MURDER of a cute, defenseless skunk.

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Quote of the Day

August 6th, 2009 Matt Comments off

In a depressing Other Paper cover-story by Lyndsey Teter (the Teet!) about the passage of Columbus’ income tax hike, Terry Casey said this, which is Right Ohio’s quote of the day:

“When you have a million-plus from the business community—plus a newspaper PR firm that helped the propaganda ministry, everyone’s going to be coming back with, ‘you owe me,’” he said.

And Mrs. Teeter takes a healthy shot at the Mayor:

Coleman was at his magnanimous best, however, on the podium at Issue 1’s election night victory party, breathing such a hefty sigh at the end of a long list of “thank-yous” that it prompted laughter from supporters gathered at the Harrison West Community Center.

“I’ve always said that victory has a thousand fathers,” he said afterward, refusing—for the most part, anyway—to detail how he, personally, contributed to fathering Issue 1’s success.

“Let’s let other people talk about that,” he said. “I like the idea of not making it more—it’s not just all about me.”

Those who remember the man who had, only a year earlier, boldly “declared battle” at a sweaty press conference in front of City Center might ask, “Since when?”

I cringed while reading that. After all, victory may have a thousand fathers, but Coleman may be the father of a thousand children.

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