COLUMBUS ? Volunteers preparing for today’s “Republicans for Strickland” press conference at the statehouse were confronted by Matt Naugle, Blackwell’s official campaign blogger, and another young Blackwell staffer.

They had a message for one of the Republicans scheduled to appear at the event:: “Tell Rocky that his father would be rolling over in his grave if he knew he was supporting Strickland”.

The message was passed along to Charles “Rocky” Saxbe, the son of William Saxbe, Richard Nixon’s Attorney General.

When the press conference started, Rocky shared the story with the media, adding: “When I spoke to my father this morning, he didn’t seem to be too upset about it.”

Naugle was later kicked out of the press area

Naugle’s response?

“Go Fuck Yourself”