Grannygate is the big headline across the political spectrum today, and we bet you never thought you'd be reading that phrase in anything besides a pitch for some kind of protective fence for your more fancy-of-foot elders. But there it is. The term has even been bestowed with its own hashtag on Twitter, so now you know we're really cooking with a news story.
But all this first-blush outrage aside, the story is important because it might toss some light on the (bad) thinking guiding one side in this contentious political battle.
The basic facts involve a
shameless amateurish move on the part of supporters of Governor Kasich's collective bargaining bill. Building a Better Ohio, the pro-Issue 2* group, recently released a video featuring great-grandmother Marlene Quinn. In the spot, which you can peep below, the Cincinnati resident recounts how an emergency rescue crew saved her granddaughter Zoey from a fire.