Stories like this are why people across the political spectrum would rather watch reruns of Castle than the news.
During a stop at a pizza joint in New York on Wednesday, John Kasich drew the mock ire of locals and reporters on Twitter as he used a fork.
On Thursday, Kasich explained himself.
“Look, look, the pizza came scalding hot, OK? And so I use a little fork,” the governor of Ohio told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “You know what? My wife who is on spring break with my daughters said, ’I’m proud of you. You finally learned how to use a utensil properly.’ But I mean — not only did I eat the pizza, I had the hot sausage. It was fantastic.”
Kasich, apparently recognizing his error, finished up using his hands, although he did not fold over the slice, as is customary.
Oh my, how cute: a human interest story about a candidate to make him seem more appealing to the public and perhaps draw our attention away from his stinko record as governor of Ohio where he tried to wipe out the public sector unions, did everything he could to restrict the right to choose abortion or family planning, stood in the way of marriage equality to the point of cruelty, and reduced funding for public education.
But apparently it’s more important to know how he eats pizza. That is the breaking news and that’s what gets bloggers like me to post stories like that. Then I can also tell you about his hard-core record. He’s not a whole lot different than Ted Cruz. Gotcha.