Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bizarro democracy

Ken Blackwell and his gang have found a technicality that might help him win the governorship! And it doesn't even involve Diebold! (Yet)
Voters in Ohio can be forgiven if they feel they have been beamed out of the Midwest and dropped into a third-world autocracy. The latest news from the state’s governor’s race is that the Republican nominee, Kenneth Blackwell, who is also the Ohio secretary of state, could rule that his opponent is ineligible to run because of a technicality. We’d like to think that his office would not ultimately do that, or that if it did, such a ruling would not be allowed to stand. But the mere fact that an elected official and political candidate has the authority to toss his opponent out of a race is further evidence of a serious flaw in our democracy.
Can't win fairly? No problem, it's Ohio...

But Ken, WWJD?