He may no longer be the governor of Ohio but John Kasich is in the news again…
The irascible Never Trumper who still entertains the idea of entering the 2020 presidential contest with an insurgent candidacy to prevent the president’s reelection was on his way to San Francisco when a set mixup on an Alaska Airlines flight led to an encounter with a liberal comic/actress who then discussed her version on her podcast.
— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) January 16, 2019
The ordeal actually started in the Alaska Airlines lounge at JFK airport in New York, where Klausner said she heard Kasich talking loudly on his cell phone, bragging about his recent deal to become a contributor with CNN.
Her next encounter with him was on the plane. She said she boarded the flight to San Francisco later than normal and found Kasich sitting in the seat she was assigned in first class.
“Basically there was a pilot sitting in the seat that was originally assigned to John Kasich,” Klausner said on her podcast. “And … when a pilot flies, and often it’s last-minute as it was in this case, they bump the person in the class that paid the least. And I’m not shading Kasich for getting a deal that was somehow better than mine … I’m just saying he happened to have been bumped.”
Instead of moving to a downgraded seat where he was assigned, however, Kasich took Klausner’s seat and didn’t move.
As Klausner waited for her seat, she said airline employees told her Kasich was rude to them and, in a bit of irony, they mistook him as a politician who worked for Republican President Donald Trump. (Kasich is a vocal Trump critic.)
Eventually, Klausner said she decided to take a later flight to avoid the confrontation. Klausner, a liberal, said when she found out exactly who Kasich was and his politics, she decided to post on Twitter.
“The funny thing about it is when I tweeted about it, I realized people on both sides hate him,” Klausner said. “Because I guess Republicans hate him because he’s like, you know, not fascist enough, and then obviously people on our side hate him because he’s just a bad person. Just having interacted with him or interacted near him, I never met anyone so douchey and obnoxious and just dripping with disdain for people who in his mind aren’t as important as he is. I hope he – I don’t know. I hope he goes away forever. He sucks.”
Klausner let it all hang out in her podcast which can be heard HERE.
Note: you can just skip ahead to the 22:00 mark and spare yourself the non-relevant parts.
Kasich has always been somewhat of an asshole and this does nothing but burnish that negative image.