At a pro-Romney event yesterday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) tried to applaud political spouses by saying, “You know, Jane Portman, Karen Kasich, and Janna Ryan, they operate an awful lot of the time in the shadows… You know, they’re at home, doing the laundry and doing so many things while we’re up here on the stage getting a little bit of applause, right?”
Jane Portman served as director of communications for the
Greater Cincinnati Foundation and is currently on the board of Cincinnati
Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Karen Kaisch worked in PR for 20 years and
runs marathons. Janna Ryan has a law degree from George Washington University,
which she earned in night school while working for Oklahoma Democratic Rep.