It's the end of an era.
Well, sort of if you can call Bob Taft's eight years in the governor's mansion an era.
Taft, who will leave office Sunday and whose final act was signing the Core Curriculum legislation Wednesday, certainly unified Ohioans in their utter disapproval of the job he's done as governor and the way he conducted himself in office.
Specifically, pleading no contest to state ethics law violations and the Coingate scandal probably did him in, though the Legislature's continued refusal to deal with the school funding system and the state's economic woes also contributed to his record low approval ratings. (Let's just say Taft's numbers were so bad, the Browns might actually score more points in a single game).