An E-mail sent to an unknown number of media outlets could lead to a sex scandal bombshell for John Kasich. The e-mail states that John Kasich is a closet gay man.
Here is the e-mail:
From: German Village Gadfly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: John Kasich and Gay Hypocrisy
To Whom It May Concern:
Someone should be looking into the likely Republican nominee for governor. John Kasich is another one of the those “pro-family” Republicans who is gay. He’s voted against gay marriage and gay adoption but is well known to be a homosexual and to surround himself with equally hypocritical gays.
This has been an open secret for almost 18 years. Kasich is married with young twins, but he only recently was married.
– While in Congress Kasich lived with his chief of staff, Don Thibaut (gay), in Washington DC for 14 years. This has been published extensively and a member of Congress even called for an investigation into it.
– While in Congress, Kasich used to fly home on Thursdays for dinner at an italian restaurant in Columbus called Rapollo’s. He dined every Thursday with the same two young men. A current Democratic state senator from Southeast Ohio used to wait on him regularly. Today, Kasich denies ever setting foot in Rapollo’s or even hearing of it.
– Don Thibaut now lives in German Village in Columbus. Kasich is a frequent after hours visitor there.
– Kasich’s campaign is being run by gay men. His team consists of Doug Preisse (openly gay). Preisse came out two years ago in a Columbus Dispatch article. He is also chairman of the Franklin County Republican Party. He is a protégé of Alex Arshinkoff, a notorious gay from Akron who chairs the Summit County Republican Party.
Arshinkoff is also on the Kaisch campaign team. He has been pulled over by police after picking up a young man at 2:30am in Akron and soliciting him for sex. There is a police report and it’s been published in several papers. He’s also regularly spotted in gay bars in Cleveland. It is well known around Columbus that Arshinkoff made a sexual advance toward one of his local state senators while driving him in his corvette including groping his leg.
These issues are further complicated because not only did Governor Kasich oppose the Gay Marriage Amendment to Ohio’s state constitution approved by voters in 2004, but he now opposes any efforts to push back against the Supreme Court’s historic pro-gay marriage ruling. In fact, he has even attended gay weddings:
“The court has ruled, and I said we’ll accept it,” Kasich said in Cleveland during the GOP’s first presidential debate, in response to a question about how he would explain his position on same-sex marriage to one of his daughters if she were gay.
“And guess what, I just went to a wedding of a friend of mine who happens to be gay,” Kasich continued, drawing applause from a home-court audience at The Q.
“Because somebody doesn’t think the way I do doesn’t mean that I can’t care about them or can’t love them. So if one of my daughters happened to be that, of course I would love them and I would accept them,” he added, the applause growing louder. “Because you know what? That’s what we’re taught when we have strong faith.”
Don Thibaut and Kasich have been friends for decades. Don spent nearly 20 years as Kasich’s chief-of-staff and occasional roommate when Kasich was in Congress.
When Kasich left congress he help set up multiple political funds under the “New Century Project” moniker that paid Thibaut and other former aides $500,000 each for three years of work.
When Kasich later got a part time job making $50K/yr to work 1 hour a month giving lectures to OSU students, Thibaut was included in the contract, making $20K/year from OSU as Kasich’s “aide”.
Alex R. Arshinkoff, who was outed by the Cleveland weekly Scene in June, 2003.
The paper reported accounts of Arshinkoff’s presence at Cleveland area gay bars, including the Leather Stallion and the Grid.
"Arshinkoff’s vanity license plate ARA‑1 has been seen in Akron gay bar parking lots and cruising areas for years.
According to a December 27, 2002 Akron police report, Arshinkoff picked up a 21-year-old male Kent State student who was stranded and needed to get home.
The report says Arshinkoff asked the student if he was gay or bi, then began rubbing his thigh and grabbing his crotch, asking the young man if he wanted to make some money.
An officer saw the student jump out of the car, but let Arshinkoff go and police never investigated further.
A second incident concerned a sexual harassment complaint reported to a deputy clerk of the Summit County Board of Elections by a former Municipal Court employee, also male. No charges were filed."