Thursday, June 23, 2005
Major Herb Asher sighting!
Just when we thought John Green had overtaken Prof. Asher as the most overused source of shallow quotes for lazy Ohio reporters, Herby's name surfaces again - smack in the middle of the Bob Taft meltdown. We have to admit that we totally forgot that the Ash-man had been on the Ethics Commission:
Once Taft files an amendment to his report, the Ethics Commission will have authority to investigate the circumstances of the golf outings, said Herb Asher, a Democratic member of the commission from 1998 to 2004. He added that after two decades of filing ethics statements, Taft should know what gifts are reportable.
"Filing an amended report doesn’t make everything all right," Asher said. "One would think that the higher up you are on the political ladder, the more likely you would have aides who would give you advice about what your responsibilities are."