Remember her? She’s one of the Obamabots in the Ohio government who did some very malicious and illegal digging in Joe the Plumber’s background.
COLUMBUS — Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and former head of that department in Montgomery County, has been placed on paid administrative leave by Gov. Ted Strickland.
Strickland said on Friday, Nov. 7, that he took the action “due to the possibility, as yet unconfirmed, that a state computer or state e-mail account was used to assist in political fund raising.”
“I have asked Inspector General Tom Charles to include this matter in his current, ongoing investigation,” Strickland said in a press release.
……Charles already was investigating reports that a department computer was used to gather personal information about “Joe the Plumber” — Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher of suburban Toledo — after Wurzelbacher emerged as a key figure in the presidential race in Ohio. The information included whether he owed child support, which he said he didn’t.
He criticized Democrat Barack Obama’s tax plan and endorsed Republican John McCain.
Charles is investigating whether such use of a state computer is legal. Jones-Kelley said there was nothing wrong with the check and suggested it was common practice for her department to do research on Ohioans in the news.
……Strickland, a Democrat, has said that so far he had received no information to suggest that any state employee either accessed or disclosed information in an inappropriate or improper way.
I’m going to monitor the ‘investigations’ and the outcome of this. Strickland is, for lack of a better description, a punk. He will do his damndest to weasel Jones’ way out of this as well as any culpability borne by the Ohio Democratic party.
They fostered this atmosphere thereby encouraging public employees to engage in unethical and illegal use of government computer data bases, to intimidate The One’s critics.
This likely happened across the U.S.