The Toledo Blade seems to be gunning for another Pulitzer. Tonight’s chunk out of Ohio Governor Taft’s hide: the Blade produced an e-mail that seems to contradict Taft’s assertion that he didn’t know about the $200+ MILLION Worker’s Comp Fund loss until last week. The e-mail to the governor’s office is dated from October. Taft says he wasn’t told by his staff. The staff member, James Samuel, the governor’s executive assistant for business and industry didn’t remember the e-mail until confronted with it. Oopsie.
As close as the national election was, that cover up probably made the difference. Let’s say that the Ohio GOP comes clean about a $200+ MILLION loss on October 26, 2004. You think Bush and the GOP still carry Ohio a week later? But, I’m probably just skeptical. Surely that didn’t play into anyone’s considerations.