Ohio Governor Gives Kudos To Political Wives Because They “Do The Laundry”


Their husbands may be the ones getting all of the attention, but Ohio Governor John Kasich knows that the lady folk at home are the real power behind the politicians. After all, if it weren’t for the wives, who would make sure the men’s shirts are starched and the kids are out of their daddies’ hair?

Via CNN:

Kasich also had some words of praise for the political spouses who came to the rally-the wives of Kasich, Ryan and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman. He extolled their domestic skills.

“You know, Jane Portman, Karen Kasich, and Janna Ryan, they operate an awful lot of the time in the shadows,” he said. “It’s not easy to be a spouse of an elected official. You know, they’re at home, doing the laundry and doing so many things while we’re up here on the stage getting applause, right? They don’t often share in it. And it is hard for the spouse to hear the criticism and to put up with the travel schedule and to have to be at home taking care of the kids. And where is the politician? Out on the road.

I guess that’s one way to try to relate to women.

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  • j-rae

    My daughter and her ex lived with me at one time, long ago.

    They were both working full time.

    He came in one day a few minutes after she got in from work and started complaining about the fact that he had no clean clothes and that she hadn’t done the laundry.

    About 15 minutes later a neighbor came over to tell me about all the clothes that were sailing out the bedroom window and landing on the lawn. The neighbor wanted to know what I was going to do about it.

    I did nothing.

    After a bit the “laundry complainer” went to retrive his clothing and put it in the washing machine.

    It doesn’t take female DNA to sort light/dark or turn a knob to wash.