Back to your local site:

Related sites

Knight Ridder Washington Bureau: Making sense of Washington and the world.

Knight Ridder election blogs
  • Hot off the Trail
  • Life of the Parties
  • Ozblog
  • Ohioblog
  • Campaign Extra!
  • Infomaniac: WeBlog
  • Free-Fire Zone
  • Debate This!

  • Blogroll
  • Jay Rosen's PressThink
  • Yahoo's Blog Roundup
  • Feedster's Politics Page
  • Technorati Election Watch
  • Romenesko
  • CyberJournalist
  • Lost Remote
  • TV Newser
  • Blogging of the President
  • Tapped
  • Nat. Review's The Corner
  • The Command Post
  • Daily Kos
  • Campaign Desk
  • Scripting News
  • Roger L. Simon
  • Matt Welch
  • KausFiles
  • ABC's The Note
  • Tacitus
  • Power Line
  • Blogs for Bush
  • OxBlog
  • Talk Left
  • Political Wire
  • Glenn Reynolds: Instapundit
  • Jeff Jarvis: Buzzmachine
  • Talking Points Memo
  • Betsy's Page

  • Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal

    Sunday, October 03, 2004

    Good and evil of biblical proportions 

    Alex Arshinkoff, Summit County Republican Party chairman, needs a handler, preferrably one with a gag. (What's the deal, Alex? Are you losing it?) Twice in one week Arshinkoff has made statements bizarre even by the (liberal?) standards required to judge his words and deeds. First, there was the charge that United Way of Summit County had become a twisted liberal arm of evil since one of its fundraisers sent scavengers to Kerry-Edwards headquarters in search of campaign literature about Democrat Mary Margaret Rowlands who is opposing incumbent Republican Summit County Common Pleas Judge Judy Hunter.

    It was a ill-advised stunt, but it was not, as Arshinkoff suggested, ``a scandal of biblical propostions,'' one of which ``everyone possible (should) boycott United Way.'' Of course, most people, including Akron Beacon Journal editorial cartoonist Chip Bok, saw this for the laughable statement it was. Michael Gaffney, evil spokesman for United Way, which apologized, of course, said the public has been most understanding and supportive. This would include Ohioblog.

    Arshinkoff apparently did not learn from such responses. On Saturday, speaking at a rally in Cuyahoga Falls for President Bush, the chairman whipped up the crowd with a reminder that the people present have a ``mission'' (would that be a mission accomplished or unaccomplished?) to re-elect the president. ``This is a contest between good and evil,'' Arshinkoff said ``...If that other fellow becomes president, this country is going to go to hell in a handbasket.'' We can presume that if Arshinkoff is correct, that the handbasket won't be made in Hartville, where Longaberger is eliminating its basket-making as part of the cuts that are among the 237,400 Ohio jobs lost since Arshinkoff's good fellow became president.

    - Steve Love

    posted by Ohioblog: A Swing State Journal at 10:54 AM

     Latest posts

       •  You can take 'em out of Northeast Ohio, but...
       •  More votes, but for whom?
       •  And now...back to Ohio's excellent economy
       •  Substance AND style. Imagine that
       •  What's art got to do with it?
       •  What, James, you think you're going to lose your t...
       •  Hey, Bob, is this the perfect next guv or what?
       •  F-Man stands for foot-in-mouth
       •  Is that a W mask or are you just happy the debate ...
       •  Not like Ike

       •  July 2004
       •  August 2004
       •  September 2004
       •  October 2004
       •  November 2004

    XML-RSS feed

    About Realcities Network | About Knight Ridder | Terms of Use & Privacy Statement

    Copyright 2004 Knight Ridder. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution or retransmission of any
    of the contents of this service without the express written consent of Knight Ridder is expressly prohibited.