Pro-SB5 Group Steals Footage of Anti-SB5 Old Lady; Not Very Slick; Not Very Smart

Double talkin, but not her fault.
  • Double talkin', but not her fault.

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.

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