I just came across this classic Ken Blackwell interview with Michelangelo Signorile back from the Republican convention. It really makes me nostalgic for the good old days of the 2006 Ohio Gubernatorial race…
MS: Well, here’s what you said, “Homosexuality is a lifestyle. It’s a choice. And that lifestyle can be changed. It’s a transgression against God’s law.” And you compared it to arsonists and kleptomaniacs, that those things were criminal activities…a compulsion, right?
KB: No. What I said is that, in that regard, you can choose, people choose to be who they are, as they choose to break civil law and God’s law…I think you can choose not to be homosexual…
MS: Did you choose to be heterosexual? Did you wake up one day and say I want to be heterosexual?
KB: The answer is that I’ve never had to make the choice because I’ve never had the urge to be other than a heterosexual, but if in fact I had the urge to be something else I could have in fact suppressed that urge.
Ken Blackwell carries around jarfuls of utterly insane ideas in his head. The belief that he possesses super anti-gay powers is just one of many that occupy his extremely large homophobic idea jar.
But I have to give him credit for one thing: at least he has ideas. Moreover, he’s willing to discuss them in public and defend them when questioned. Which is a hell of a lot more than I can say for John Kasich.