He is also the Ohio Secretary of State and one of the people most responsible for us now living in the Bush era. How do I know that he is rich? He doesn't know what he owns, that's how:
Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell revealed yesterday that he owned stock in Diebold, a voting-machine manufacturer, at the same time his office negotiated a deal that critics have said was an attempt to steer business to the company.
But Blackwell said his investments were handled by a financial manager without his advice or review, and after he discovered during the past weekend that he owned stock in Diebold Inc., he sold his shares yesterday at a loss.
I'm trying to imagine not knowing what's in my so-called portfolio of investments and I can't quite get there. But the people who represent us in the government tend to have so many assets that a few can be snuck in by ruthless financial advisors who don't seem to understand that they are working for a politician, and nobody notices anything!
This is just another example of the problems with campaign financing in this country. Well, and with Kenneth Blackwell, natch.