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Ohio governor calls Taylor Swift role model

Associated Press Modified: June 8, 2011 at 4:15 pm •  Published: June 8, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is touting country singer Taylor Swift as a great role model for young women.

His said Wednesday that his wife and 11-year-old twin daughters had a chance to meet the Grammy winner Tuesday night at her sold-out show at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

Kasich says the 21-year-old singer was "gracious" and "polite."

He says his family was at the concert while he celebrated the Miami Heats' loss to Dallas in Game 4 of the NBA finals.

Swift's "Speak Now" world tour was next headed to Milwaukee for a Wednesday show.