Blackwell Hanging With White Supremacists - A Blue Ohio Update

Kenneth Blackwell's gubernatorial race is so damaged that the African Republican is now out trying to court the white supremacist vote:

The man who stole the 2004 election for George W. Bush -- Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell -- has posted a picture of himself addressing the white supremacist ultra-right Council for National Policy (CNP). He then pulled the picture and tried to hide his participation in the meeting by removing mention of it from his website,

First discovered by a netroots investigator (, Blackwell's photo at the CNP meeting was found on Blackwell's website on Monday, March 6. Then it mysteriously disappeared.

Blackwell has ample reason to hide his ties to the CNP. When the Free Press investigated the CNP and its ties to the Republican Party, Chip Berlet of Political Research Associates told the paper that the CNP included "a former Ku Klux Klan leader and other segregationist policies." Berlet emphasizes that these "shocking" charges are easy to verify.

Berlet describes CNP members as not only traditional conservatives, but also nativists, xenophobes, white racial supremacists, homophobes, sexists, militarists, authoritarians, reactionaries and "in some cases outright neo-fascists."

I guess when you are down 20 points in the polls then you are willing to even throw your own race aside. Nah. Most people won't do that - only a slimy crook like Blackwell. Perhaps the media should ask Tony Snow why the man who got Bush elected in 2004 is hanging out with such a nice crowd.