--an Ohio newspaper takes a rare if not unprecedented step--taking back their endorsement. ... The Monday debate
(youtube) showed which one has a greater understanding of Christian conduct. ...
While making a required filing to the state ethics commission, Ohio Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kenneth Blackwell finds Diebold shares in his stock portfolio that he now claims to have bought "accidentally." Yes, that
Diebold -- the e-voting company whose chairman promised to "deliver the vote
" to George Bush. And yes, that
Blackwell, whose state helped deliver the White House
to the GOP. Blackwell insists that the humble amount of Diebold stock was in one of those "blind trust
" type of arrangements that worked out so rewardingly for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. [newsfilter via RawStory.]
Proof of Ohio Election Fraud Exposed.
Move over "election irregularities", say hello to "recount irregularites". Hot on the heels of Blackwell's about face
on his promise to let the recount proceed unmolested, and a Karen-Silkwood-esque
attack on the "recount activist" who broke that story, comes even more damaging allegations concerning the central tabulators.
The Kerry-Edwards campaign is nominally
on the case
, and the NY Times
is finally picking up the story.
Is American democracy hanging by a thread?
"Her bra-topped collection of Madonna rejects are pure fashion overkill,"
says Mr. Blackwell
of Britney Spears in his 41st. annual list of Hollywood's Worst Dressed. The archive of his previous lists
reads like a time capsule of tinsel town's weird and wacky trends.