Nice Guy? Kasich Snaps at Reporter. Grabs His Mic…
John Kasich. John Kasich who loves to tell the world how kind, wonderful, caring he is. THAT John Kasich, in case you forgot. Maybe you saw something shiny. Frankly it's difficult to keep coming up with new, fresh insults for this fungal bomb. Oh it's not that I'm not up to the challenge, I'm just tired of having to make jokes about his moldy presence in this campaign. Because he's still in the campaign. Yeah his hair is that of a newly born baby bird. Less cute yellow chick, more a vulture hatchling. Sure, his face looks like an art student's rendering of a potato. And who can forget how he uses his hands to chop up sanity? Just as I'm reaching for my next insult, John Kasich swoops in like Mighty Mouse with this...
Financial Times writer Demetri Sevastopulo interrupted the Ohio governor when he was saying, "Listen, at the end of the day I think the Republican Party wants to pick somebody who actually can win in the fall."
Sevastupolo, who was standing behind and to the right of Kasich, was holding a recorder on his left hand. He butted in during Kasich's answer, saying, "If you've only won Ohio …"
Kasich responded by saying, "Can I finish?"
"If you answer the question," Sevastopulo said.
"I'm answering the question the way I want to answer it. You want to answer it?"
Kasich then took the recorder out of Sevastopulo's hand and pretended to ask him a question, holding it near his face.
"Here let me ask you the question," Kasich said. "What do you think?"
"I think you should answer the question," Sevastopulo replied.
In other words, a reporter dared ask Worlds Most Hated Candidate why, if you've only won your own state, are you still in this race? What possible business do you have here, sir? Kasich has no mathematical chance of winning. Yet he remains, like dry rot, in the race (read Dear John Kasich: You, Sir, Are an Insufferable Fraud...). Of course you and I know exactly why he's still here. He's a spoiler. He wants to split the anti-Trump vote in the hopes Trump will clinch the nomination. What will Sir Kasich earn in return? The conventional wisdom is the Vice Presidential spot. Nice little promotion for Baby Bird Do.
Fine. Politicians are aspirational. They're egotistical. They're in it to win it, and if not to win it, to ensure someone else does then get rewarded. If Trump wins, he tosses Kasich a milk bone. Like a good dog. Fine. Alllll fine.
But here's my beef with John-John. He seems to think of himself as a nice guy. He passes himself off as the purveyor of kindness. Values. Can't we all get along. It's a smoke screen. As this video shows, John Kasich is a jerk. It's part of his job, even as a hopeless candidate, to answer questions from reporters. But Johnnykins didn't like this question. It called out his selfish nature. It referenced his delusion. How did he handle it? Let's just say he didn't turn the other cheek. Nope, he took the mic. He answered with rudeness. Yeah, maybe there's a better word than "jerk" but really, no. This is what a jerk is, defined. It's John Kasich. Also...