Blackwell: "Gag me!"
Nice catch from Michael Froomkin. Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell is lobbying for a self-imposed gag order.
Monday December 27, 2004 11:46 PM
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
AP Statehouse Correspondent
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell has requested a protective order to prevent him from being interviewed as part of an unusual court challenge of the presidential vote.
Blackwell, in a court filing, says he's not required to be interviewed by lawyers as a high-ranking public official, and accused the voters challenging the results of ``frivolous conduct'' and abusive and unnecessary requests of elections officials around the state.
Luckily, while we were sleeping off the tryptophan, the Kerry-Edwards team intervened to preserve the evidence.