Ken Blackwell and Other Hits of Long Ago
From the “Now That He Has A Lot of Time on His Hands” Department: Ken Blackwell, the ex-Cincinnati mayor and former Ohio Secretary of State who was resoundingly defeated in his gubernatorial bid last fall, will serve as a guest DJ tonight on WEBN-FM (102.7). Blackwell will spin an old disc from Steely Dan on the station’s Album Archives show.
Since his defeat, Blackwell mostly has kept a low profile. He recently took on fellowships with two conservative policy think tanks, the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., and the Buckeye Institute in Columbus.
Last week Blackwell criticized Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, the Democrat who defeated him in November, for cutting state funding to teach abstinence-only sex education programs for schoolchildren. He made the remarks during a luncheon speech before the Healthy Marriage Collaboration of Central Ohio.
We’re not sure what Eddie Fingers, Bob the Producer and the rest of the Dawn Patrol would make of that stance.
At least Blackwell has good taste in music.
— Kevin Osborne