- Tyrant, imperialist...it's all the same to me.
It’s been more than three years since Ken Blackwell left public office, but his gifts for comedy have not suffered.
You may recall Ohio’s former secretary of state as the man who accidentally released the social security numbers of 1.2 million Ohioans in 2006, only to trump his own ineptitude by accidentally releasing 5.7 million more social security numbers the following month.
Now the good secretary has graced us with 300 new pages of delicious incoherence: The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency. The book’s press tour launched with a generously ridiculed appearance on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. It was followed by a “fact check” making the rounds online, purporting to prove that Blackwell was unfairly attacked by the Comedy Central host. That fact check, of course, was authored by Ken Blackwell.