John Kasich Bars Media From Inauguration (Updated)

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Update: Kasich, who just recently was talking about his pledge for transparency in government, has changed his mind and decided to let media cover his swearing-in next Monday. Probably has nothing to do with all the bad press he got today. Nothing at all.

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The ceremonial inauguration of John Kasich as Governor of Ohio will take place next Monday in Columbus.

The actual inauguration, however, takes place earlier in the day at 12:01 a.m.

For the first time in a very long time, no media will be present to watch the proceedings because... well... there's really no good reason, except perhaps to add credence to critics' concerns that Kasich is a shady secretive, backroom politician who will take every opportunity to deny the public information and access.

He's off to a hell of a start if that's his goal.

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