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In Trouble With Ken Blackwell

By on 1.6.09 | 3:42PM

Yes, I use Twitter, but it would never occur to me to run a campaign based on it. And I probably wouldn't use Twitter to project my quotable self, but then again, it appears our own contributor, Dave Weigel, feels differently. From his report on the RNC debate yesterday:

Blackwell, leaning back in his chair and speaking slowly, was as grim and confident. “When Ken Blackwell speaks,” commented American Spectator managing editor J.P. Freire, “I feel like I’m in trouble for something.” Blackwell framed the GOP’s problems as those of an ossified organization unable to reap the benefits of its good ideas.

Well, that's all in good fun. Then I receive this:

CHILLING, PEOPLE. THIS IS CHILLING. I NEED A MEDIA SHIELD LAW PASSED FORTHWITH.

No wonder Blackwell was so proud of his Facebook friend count. These are people he chides into submission. You haven't heard the last of me, Ken Blackwell.

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