Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Blackwell reports embarrassing buy of Diebold stock:
[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.
How does one "accidentally" buy stock? Did his finger slip?

Apparently he doesn't make the decisions himself, his money managers do. And his money managers didn't follow his instructions. Given Ohio's history of investments rare coins and "investment grade" wines, I hope voters there pick someone with a bit more investment acumen to run the state. Blackwell is running for Governor.