In September 2008, Sarah Palin, interviewed by Katie Couric, couldn’t name one newspaper or magazine that she reads. Following his recent disastrous response to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel regarding Obama's Libya policy, Herman Cain said, "We need a leader, not a reader." The latest Republican to flaunt his anti-reading credentials and willful ignorance is Governor John Kasich of Ohio. Watch:
Kasich: First of all, you should know: I don't read newspapers in the state of Ohio. Very rarely do I read a newspaper, because...reading newspapers does not give you an uplifting experience... Time to time, people will send me articles and things I need to know about. But I have found that my life's a lot better if I don't get aggravated by what I read in the newspaper.
I suppose Kasich does not want get aggravated by an article in an Ohio newspaper focusing on the defeat of his union-busting bill and his poor approval ratings. A little knowledge, particularly about the state he governs, would not be "uplifting."