Remember Ken Blackwell? Ohio's former secretary of state and darling of black Republican groupies compared gays to arsonists during his unsuccessful bid for governor. Posturing to the Christian right pays off. Kind of.
The Family Research Council announced that Blackwell had been hired on as a Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at Washington 's premiere right wing religious lobbying outfit. "Over the years, we have known and worked with Ken Blackwell on the toughest issues facing families and our country," said FRC President Tony Perkins. "We have witnessed Ken's willingness to stand and fight for preserving marriage and defending the unborn."
Here, witness Blackwell's "willingness to stand and fight for preserving marriage" with another metaphor, his comparison of gays to farm animals: "I don't know how many of you have a farming background but I can tell you right now that notion even defies barnyard logic." Tony Perkins once suggested congressional leaders were “afraid to stand up to" a cabal of gay Republican staffers who covered up for child predator Mark Foley, a theory which defies barnyard logic.
It's not quite the governor's office, but, still a perfect fit.
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