Why is this a problem?

Ariel Castro hung himself in prison rather than face his life plus 1000 years behind bars. Now the liberals are having a moan about the fact he croaked.

From the Associated Press yesterday:

Ohio officials say two prison guards falsified logs documenting their observation of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro in the hours before he killed himself. A report from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says video indicates no checks were done on Castro at least eight times the afternoon and evening before he died.

Falsified logs. Lack of supervision of an inmate. Lack of adequate staffing. Lack of communication. This is almost¬†precisely what happened exactly one month earlier, in August, to Billy Slagle, the death row inmate who committed suicide just hours after his lawyers learned new information that might have spared him from execution.¬†Here¬†is the link to our¬†Atlantic¬†coverage of Slagle’s death. And¬†here¬†is the link to the “after-action” report in the Castro case. ¬† Read more »

Real Clear Politics Moves Ohio to Leans Obama

Looks like my lunch with Leighton is a pretty safe bet. If Obama wins Ohio he has 265 votes, so only needs another 5 to win. That means Romney has to sweep the rest of the swing states except New Hampshire or he will lose.

Colorado (9)
Florida (29)
Iowa (6)
Nevada (6)
New Hampshire (4)
North Carolina (15)
Virginia (13)

We have already seen that Florida is leaning Obama.¬†The maths doesn’t work for Mitt Romney.


Quote of the Day

Foreign Policy

Hard to fault the logic of this quote:

Indeed, the New York Times reported last week that when it comes to the economy, the all-important Ohio voters see Romney vs. Obama as an unpalatable choice between liver and Brussels sprouts.