Apparently, this morning Governor Kasich’s office took down the MLK, Jr. resolution he signed on January 12th that incorrectly declared St. Patrick’s Day as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and replaced it with one he signed yesterday that, at least.

Here’s the original resolution, since Governor Kasich’s office took it down:

Governor.ohio.Gov LinkClick

Is this what people mean by calling something a “whitewash?”

[UPDATE:]  First, Fark.com, now the Cleveland Plain Dealer picks up our story:

"It was out there for a time before being corrected," Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols said.

Kasich’s staff e-mailed a link to the resolution to the media on Monday. The electronic resolution now has the correct date.

For the record, the amount of “time before being corrected” was nearly a week, or the entirety of the Kasich Administration so far.

[UPDATE II:] In all the snark, let’s not forget a larger point I was making about MLK, Kasich, diversity, and public unions yesterday.  State Senator Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland) sent the Governor this letter to day on the point about MLK, Jr. and the value of diversity.  Note, she also brings up the GLBT executive order that Kasich promised before the election to renew but has failed to do so.

Sen Smith Letter to Governor Regarding Diversity

Evangelize!
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  • Guest

    ha…thanks for staying on top of this! I posted this to my facebook page, and someone said that it was an internet hoax. Leave it to the bloggers at Plunderbund to come to the rescue!

  • Guest

    Does he actually read what he signs? Idiot!

  • Anonymous

    What the screengrab of the signature image wasn’t enough proof? :) Joseph wisely thought to load that up on Scribd for us last night. Together we’re one step ahead of Kasich.

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  • Anonymous

    Hate to belabor the point, but the mention of Reagan in the resolution is also offensive… Given that Reagan initially OPPOSED making MLK, Jr. a federal holiday because he was worried about the “costs.” http://www.webcitation.org/5vnjqzpMi

    From the Washington Post, Oct. 4, 1983:

    “Helms’ assault on King, which prompted a scathing denunciation from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), came as the White House was putting out word that President Reagan intends to sign the measure, even though the administration once had opposed it.”

    Congress passed the resolution by veto-proof majorities, so Reagan made the decision not to be on the wrong side of Congress on a fight he couldn’t win publicly.

  • Coleman

    No, Kasich is a robosigner. Remember… he worked at Goldman Sachs. What else do you think he did there? He definitely wasn’t qualified to be a banker.

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