Caesar’s Wife and All That

CAESAR’S WIFE AND ALL THAT….The head of Diebold, a company that makes voting machines, is apparently a diehard Republican:

Wally O’Dell, CEO of Diebold Inc., this week sent out letters to central Ohio Republicans asking them to raise $10,000 in donations in time for a Sept. 26 Ohio Republican Party event at his home.

….In his invitation O’Dell states his support for the Republican Party and notes he is “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President next year.”

That’s an unfortunate choice of words, isn’t it?

You know, I don’t actually think O’Dell has any intention of trying to rig Diebold’s voting machines in George Bush’s favor, but you’d think the CEO of a voting machine company might profitably decide that being nonpolitical was the better part of valor.

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