The oddities of US politics

Ken Blackwell is the Secretary of State for Ohio.  And he’s got some pretty scary views on abortion (yeah, I know, I’m a wussy liberal, but still).  Check out this excerpt from a recent campaign interview, posted by Majikthise:

Q: If Roe v. Wade were to be overturned, would you sign a law that would outlaw abortions in the case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother?
A: Yes.
Q: Including the life of the mother?
A: Yes.

An interesting judgement on the relative values of the life of a fully grown woman, and the life of an unborn child.

I’m in full on nitpicking mode today though, so what I really found oddest about Majikthise’s post was her concern about the location of the interview:

Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell is getting awfully cocky. Last week, he gave a campaign-related interview in the Secretary of State’s Office. That’s an illegal use of office resources for campaign purposes.

It can get pretty cold in Ohio this time of the year.  Where else do you expect the man to conduct interviews?  Standing out in the parking lot?