This is getting really embarrassing – it’s almost like people who continue to insist that Saddam Hussein and Iraq had something to do with 9/11 (he didn’t). I’d urge Kevin DeWine to research the concept of projection before he makes a third public slur against the social work profession. (Ohio Secretary of State and Democratic primary candidate for U.S. Senate, Jennifer Brunner, has asked for an apology.)
Here’s DeWine’s latest attempt to offend, demean and diminish mental health professionals, from the Dayton Daily News:
[Ohio Governor Ted Strickland's choice of Yvette McGee Brown, who is NOT a social worker] didn’t impress state Republican Chairman Kevin who used a press release to blast Strickland’s “sinking ship.”
“He might need a social worker to counsel him through that failure, but Ohio needs a governor with the backbone and experience to make bold, visionary choices,” said DeWine.
Interesting, in the prior slur, DeWine said that social workers can’t handle unprecedented fiscal emergencies. So is this DeWine’s way of telling Strickland that at least he isn’t as bad as all that because social workers could help him?
Anyway, I’m going to guess DeWine wasn’t supportive of my former State Senator Bob Spada’s successful efforts in the name of mental health parity. Regardless, seriously – Chairman DeWine, please. Yvette McGee Brown is not a social worker and you are pissing off tens of thousands of voters who are or work in the field and related fields. It’s just not nice.