I know Jerid already broke this story with his mad investigative-blogging skills.

But I thought it worth mentioning again since it is now official. Also- I loved the wonderfully generic quote by David “MMMBop” Hansen…

Former Blackwell Spokesman Named Buckeye Institute Communications Vice President
The Hannah Report
March 9, 2007

Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions has announced that Carlo LoParo, a media relations director for former
Secretary of State Ken Blackwell who also served as his spokesman during Blackwell’s gubernatorial campaign, will
become its vice president for communications.

LoParo will coordinate the institute’s media activities, manage its web initiatives, and provide scholars editorial support.

“Effectively communicating our research-based solutions to Ohio’s public policy challenges is vitally important to impacting
positive change in our state,” said Buckeye Institute President David Hansen. “Carlo LoParo’s media relations experience
and strategic planning ability will prove essential as we build the Buckeye Institute into Ohio’s agenda-setting
conservative public policy voice.”