Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Institutionalized Corruption: Blackwell reports embarrassing buy of Diebold stock

"Columbus [Ohio] - Secretary of State Ken Blackwell made an embarrassing announcement Monday: He accidentally bought stock in Diebold Inc., a voting machine maker that benefited from decisions made by his office." (story, my emphasis) Accidentally? Or did the tooth fairy bring the stocks? Maybe the press thinks we're all completely stupid? And why not mention that Blackwell (for his buddy the President) benefitted from Diebold's rigging of voting machines?