Thursday, October 11, 2012
Josh Mandel has become unglued!
* Politico, a right-leaning news outlet, is reporting some news about Josh Mandel's interview on a Canton, Ohio, radio station.
...MANDEL’S PRESS PROBLEM — It’s not unusual for Republicans to be wary of the press, but Josh Mandel’s relationship with Ohio media outlets is so bad that it’s marring his own comeback narrative. Mandel tangled with a Canton, Ohio, radio show host Thursday, refusing to answer questions about hiring campaign aides and political confidants to staff the state Treasurer’s office. For most of the combative 3-minute back and forth Mandel chose to talk over queries about staffing decisions and salaries, accusing the host of being a pawn of Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown’s campaign. “Just answer the question,” host Ron Ponder implores before lecturing the candidate and cutting the line. “Don’t come on and just use this radio program as a foil to get out your campaign material. Hang up on this dude, man.” Mandel could have calmly defended the salaries and work of his staffers, but the Marine instead went into attack mode, which rarely comes off well on talk radio.