22 October 2006

The Enquirer-Heimlich-Blackwell-Lindner Conspiracy Theory

The Enquirer has endorsed Ken Blackwell. I am not making this up.

As if this is not ridiculous enough, the paper cites Strickland's ideas as its reason for supporting Blackwell:

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.

Every time I hear Strickland, those are the things he talks about (especially education). Every time I hear Blackwell, I wonder about his unhealthy obsession with homosexuality and pedophilia. Strickland is a psychologist and I hope he can guide Blackwell to get the help he needs. I think I speak for many Ohioans who are sick of hearing about it (Enquirer editorial board excepted).

The endorsement of Blackwell is so absurd that I found myself struggling for some sort of explanation. The explanation is obviously not that Blackwell is a better choice. There must be something else here.

My consipiracy theory is that the Enquirer made a deal with Lindner & Friends to endorse Pepper over Heimlich with the understanding that they would later endorse Blackwell over Strickland. I think that's why the Enquirer made a mountain out of Nikki Giovanni's molehill last week.

Blackwell is jonesing for any support he can get, and if can't get southwest Ohio... well, we know what that means. So I think the Enquirer endorsement was pre-arranged to keep Blackwell hanging on by a thread.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

My consipiracy theory is that the Enquirer made a deal with Lindner & Friends to endorse Pepper over Heimlich with the understanding that they would later endorse Blackwell over Strickland.

My household's been wondering the same thing. Finney may have played a part. Lindner probably has no use for Finney, who's always been a bomb thrower and a troublemaker for the business community. I wouldn't be surprised if Lindner had previously urged Heimlich to drop Finney. But, of course, Heimlich couldn't put one foot in front of the other without asking Finney, so Phil stood by his man. Meanwhile Heimlich was continuing to screw up on every front, so after Finney's ass-slapping brouhaha, Uncle Carl may have used that as the last straw and told the paper to cut Phil's dock line and let him drift out to sea.

WestEnder said...

Ah, yes, the Finney angle. It's getting even more interesting...

The Dean of Cincinnati said...

Both Heimlich and Blackwell are Gothardites.

Anonymous said...

The Whistleblower Exposed

http://www.cincinnatibeacon.com/index.php/magaddiction/comments/the_whistleblower_exposed/

He gets a little taste of his own nasty medicine!

JenJen said...

Shorter David Wells: Ken Blackwell is despicable, cowardly and scurrilous. So, be sure to vote for Ken Blackwell on November 7th!

From The Forum, actually written by the actual David Wells:

I've known Ken Blackwell as an independent-minded politician for more than 25 years, always willing to stand or fall on the strength of his positions. I'm ashamed that he has taken this cowardly approach because he feels his positions aren't going to sustain him. As the editorial stated, Blackwell has the better ideas about what a governor should do. But he is not a better person.