Life in Ohio, a Continuing Series

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The smartest man in Ohio.Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty

You may think I am cherry-picking stories for this series featuring the dumbest people in the state of Ohio. Okay, how about a story about the president of the state's flagship university?

The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten because the university’s priests are not good partners, joking that “those damn Catholics” can’t be trusted, according to a recording of a meeting he attended late last year.

These meeting transcripts are always subject to FOIA. You can't insult entire religions in them.