Snoop

Posted: October 28, 2008 in Politics

Inspector general investigating access to Joe the Plumber’s personal information
By Randy Ludlow
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio’s inspector general is investigating why a state agency director approved checking the state child-support computer system for information on “Joe the Plumber.”

Helen Jones-Kelly, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, confirmed today that she OK’d the check on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher following the Oct. 15 presidential debate.

She said there were no political reasons for the check on the sudden presidential campaign fixture though the Support Enforcement Tracking System.

Amid questions from the media and others about “Joe the Plumber,” Jones-Kelley said she approved a check to determine if he was current on any ordered child-support payments.

Such information was not and cannot be publicly shared, she said. It is unclear if Wurzelbacher is involved in a child-support case. Reports state that he lives alone with a 13-year-old son. (more…)

Alrighty then. Let’s pause for a moment.

Opensecrets.org

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But I am to believe there were no political reasons behind this.

As for what I highlighted in blue–HIS INFORMATION WAS PUBLICLY SHARED.

If you read the rest of the article, you will see that other departments within the Ohio state government also accessed Wurzelbacher’s personal data.

Again I am just amazed how the alarm over the breach of privacy is conditional. But alas, as I have have said before–the end justifies the means.

h/t: Ace

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Comments
  1. Jen says:

    People were so worried about the Patriot Act and look what we have going on now with (for now) no consequences. Just scary!

  2. Thuyen says:

    One more proof Democrats should talk when they accuse anyone else of voter intimidation. Scary is right!

  3. S. Cain says:

    She ought to be suspended, fired, or resign by the end of the week!

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