Sunday, October 22, 2006

Blackwell for governor

The Enquirer couldn't help itself, and endorsed Ken Blackwell for governor, ignoring the story on the front page about the sleazy tactics used by some politicians during their campaigns -- a story no doubt inspired by Blackwell's sordid attack on Strickland last week. So that's the kind of governor Ohio needs, the Enquirer believes. Here's the Enquirer's reason:
What Ohio needs is a governor with strong ideas to increase Ohio employment, improve Ohio education and stem the flow of Ohioans seeking better opportunities elsewhere. In our view, Blackwell is offering those ideas, while Strickland is not.
A social reactionary in the governor's mansion will only encourage more young people to leave the state, not keep them here. And the Enquirer never talks about Blackwell's inane flat tax plan; also not discussed is the lousy job Blackwell did running elections in this state. My suspicion is that this is the Powers That Be rammed this down the throat of the editorial board. The board would never not have endorsed a Republican Cincinnati boy, even if he'd suggested solving the education problem by grinding all our children into a thick paste. You gotta stick up for your own, no matter how repulsive they might be.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is truly a rock-bottom moment for the Enquirer. Hear that toilet-flushing sound? That's the sound of the Enquirer's last vestiges of cred swirling down, down, down. It's really too bad that people can't elect newspapers. This one would be going down the shithole with all the reactionary politicians on Nov. 7

8:31 PM  
Blogger Newsache said...

I can't say it any better than these folks, on the Enquirer's opinion blog.

7:38 AM  

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