Dead Tigers and Kasich 10/23/11

You’ve all heard about the disaster in Zanesville when Terry Thompson opened the cages of the exotic animals he owned, included 18 endangered Bengal tigers, and then committed suicide. But how many of you are aware that Governor Strickland had issued an executive order to prevent people who had been convicted of abuse or neglect of animals from owning exotic pets? Thompson had such a conviction, but Kasich allowed the order to lapse. Kasich said at the time he did so because he had heard concerns from small business owners. Now that the tragedy has occurred he’s changing his story. His appointees are claiming they didn’t have the authority to do it. Other supporters are claiming that they was no way to enforce the ban and no place to put the animals. It’s the same old story. Kasich takes credit for things he didn’t do and some that didn’t happen and he denies blame for the things he did do. George Washington he ain’t.