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I’m kind of into the Jewish guilt shaming thing that says that just by writing about how absurd and erroneous Ohio GOP Kevin DeWine’s statements about Ohio Lt. Governor pick Yvette McGee Brown are, he’ll realize the error of his ways and correct himself.

But doing it this way, courtesy of Jennifer Brunner, has its advantages too, especially the part wherein the Ohio chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (a group I belonged to for several years) chastises the insulting nature of DeWine’s attempting critique of Brown:

In a statement, the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recently said: “ … Mr. DeWine used the title ‘social worker’ in an attempt to discredit Judge Brown’s competence for the position of Lieutenant Governor. In doing so, Mr. DeWine demeaned the profession by declaring social workers unfit for public service.”

“For over 100 years, social workers have been active in shaping public policy at the local, state, and federal government levels. Social workers are qualified to hold public positions through their training and experience,” the Ohio NASW said.

But yeah – look how lowly social workers are – can you believe they ascribe to these things? Awful, just awful and worthless and unrelated to caring for a state with literally thousands upon thousands of people who are unemployed, discriminated against, live in poverty, lack education and can’t get health care because of access or cost.

Isn’t it terrible and unrelated to solving the problems of Ohioans that someone who does any of this would be considered someone capable of … oh, yeah – solving the problems of Ohioans?

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By Jill Miller Zimon at 11:59 pm January 21st, 2010 in Campaigning, Elections, Government, intolerance, Jennifer Brunner, leadership, Mental health, Ohio, Politics, Social Issues 

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One Response to “Ohio SOS/Dem Primary Candidate for Governor Jennifer Brunner blogs DeWine apology demand”

  1. 1 Madrigal Maniac on January 22nd, 2010 11:34 pm

    While I was honored to meet Jennifer on several occasions, I’m sure she would not remember me.

    However, when she was the judge who presided over the drug court, I was one of the social workers who provided her drug court probationers with drug and alcohol treatment.

    She was instrumental in setting up the drug court in Columbus which continues to thrive today.

    I was impressed with her then and continue to be. It’s brave positions like defending social workers that make her the best choice for the U.S. Senate.

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