Monday, June 29, 2009

J. Ken Blackwell Acting as One of NRA's Hatchen Men on Sotomayor

The Brady Campaign blog reports that the NRA and other gun lobby organizations are pursuing a "two-faced" strategy in opposing Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. While the NRA proper is quietly expressing "concern" about her nomination, certain NRA-affiliated individuals are bringing out the long knives. Among them is spectacularly unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate J. Ken Blackwell.

And, as Brady Blog notes, Blackwell is not being exactly forthright about his affiliation:

    While Blackwell – a former officer holder in Ohio and unsuccessful candidate for Chair of the Republican National Committee – now identifies himself as a Senior Fellow of the American Civil Rights Union or the Family Research Council in this context, he neglects to disclose that he is also an elected NRA Board member.
I'll follow this up with a post unpacking Blackwell's argument. For now, just marvel at Ken being Ken.


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