Governor Ted Strickland Urges Ohioans To Vote for Crystal Bowersox on American Idol

Singing Hang on Sloopy, Ms. Crystal Bowersox...
  • Singing "Hang on Sloopy", Ms. Crystal Bowersox...

Crystal Bowersox, Toledo-native, has made it all the way to tonight's finale of American Idol, which makes your humble author jealous, seeing as his audition years ago didn't pan out so well. We're not bitter, though.

But good for Crystal. All of Ohio is behind her, even Governor Ted Strickland, who took time out of his busy schedule to tell his assistant to send out a press release on how he'll spend his Tuesday night in front of the television, cell phone in hand, voting for Crystal.

Here's the press release:

Columbus, OH — Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today encouraged all Ohioans to vote for Ohio’s-own Crystal Bowersox as she takes the stage in tonight’s American Idol finals.

“The entire country has been captivated by Crystal’s voice and musical talents. All Ohioans are proud of Crystal’s accomplishments and we wish her continued success,” Strickland said. “Let’s show America that Ohioans support our own. Please join me in voting for Crystal after tonight’s show ends.”

Strickland plans to text his vote(s) of support this evening.

I do like the detail on "vote(s)," as if Governor Strickland isn't going to sit in his jammies and vote until his thumbs go numb. Come on, Ted, we know you better than that. Don't even pretend. Next you're going to lie and tell us you're not going to cry during the show, too.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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