Ohio official admits Wurzelbacher search went farther than she first stated

posted at 8:30 am on October 30, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

When last we heard from Helen Jones-Kelley, the director of Ohio’s Job and Family Services Division insisted that she has everyone who gets public attention checked to see if they owe family support.  Now, with more details about the searches performed on Joe Wurzelbacher becoming public, Jones-Kelley acknowledges she didn’t quite tell the entire truth at first.  Her department also ran checks on taxes and welfare payments to see if they could catch Joe the Plumber cheating the system:

A state agency has revealed that its checks of computer systems for potential information on “Joe the Plumber” were more extensive than it first acknowledged.

Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, disclosed today that computer inquiries on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher were not restricted to a child-support system.

The agency also checked Wurzelbacher in its computer systems to determine whether he was receiving welfare assistance or owed unemployment compensation taxes, she wrote.

Jones-Kelley made the revelations in a letter to Ohio Senate President Bill M. Harris, R-Ashland, who demanded answers on why state officials checked out Wurzelbacher.

Harris called the multiple records checks “questionable” and said he awaits more answers. “It’s kind of like Big Brother is looking in your pocket,” he said.

The entire episode seems rather Orwellian.  Joe the Plumber has the temerity to ask a question of Barack Obama, only after Obama approached Joe.  For this crime of sudden notoriety — and because Obama gave an embarrassing answer that has plagued him for weeks — Jones-Kelley ran several checks to see whether she could have him arrested.  Jones-Kelley, it should be noted, has given the maximum donation to Obama for this election.

Big Brother is watching. Harris is right, and he’s not buying Jones-Kelley’s explanation even in the abstract.  Do JFS employees routinely flip through newspapers and watch television all day and then run the names of all Ohioans who appear?  If so, they must not have much time to get any other work done.

On the other hand, it sounds like a perfect job for a blogger — sit around all day reading the newspapers and watching TV, and then wasting the rest of the day running pointless searches through government systems just on the off chance of finding something sensational.

Where do I sign up?

The real message this sends Ohioans is one of intimidation.  Don’t ask questions of public officials, Jones-Kelley’s actions say, or else watch your reputation get shredded.  Be quiet.  Don’t rock the boat.  We know where you live, and we know what you’ve done.

This, apparently, is Hope and Change for Ohio.  Want to bet that’s a 57-state strategy as well?

Update: Added the link; sorry for that oversight.


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Big Brother is watching.

More like Big Sista is watching out for her Bruthas.

wildweasel on October 30, 2008 at 9:53 AM

If I was McCain, I’d do a 30 min infomercial on what has happened to Joe the Plumber and others who dare to repeat Obama’s own words, complete with contrasts to complaints about the Bush Admin searching for terrorists in our midst.

This could happen to you, America.

eaglesdontflock on October 30, 2008 at 9:56 AM

Why does this state level shit-eel still have a job?

Wood Dragon on October 30, 2008 at 9:57 AM

She’s just speaking truth to power …er…it may be the other way around. Leave the poor person alone, she’s here to help – remember?

Fuquay Steve on October 30, 2008 at 9:58 AM

hh — I’ve never known you to cuss before. I’m guessing this story has you angry.

BigD on October 30, 2008 at 9:47 AM

Big time! Here we have a situation where a department of the Ohio state government has blatantly violated a citizen’s privacy for partisan reasons and nothing is happening!

For the simple act of asking an inconvenient question to a political candidate, a citizen has the head of a state agency checking out to see if he’s a welfare cheat, abusing his kids, or behind on his taxes. Other individuals within the state government checked out his DMV records and looked to see if he had a criminal record. Clearly all this was done to dig up dirt for political reasons. Just as clear is the fact that the Ohio governor, AG, and secretary of state- DEMOCRATS ALL- are willing to ignore this misconduct.

highhopes on October 30, 2008 at 10:00 AM

The real message this sends Ohioans is one of intimidation. Don’t ask questions of Democrat public officials, Jones-Kelley’s actions say, or else watch your reputation get shredded. Be quiet. Don’t rock the boat. We know where you live, and we know what you’ve done.

fixed,

max1 on October 30, 2008 at 10:00 AM

More like Big Sista is watching out for her Bruthas.

wildweasel on October 30, 2008 at 9:53 AM

This really isn’t about race.

highhopes on October 30, 2008 at 10:01 AM

I WILL SAY IT LOAD AND CLEAR AGAIN. WHERE IN THE HELL IS THE DEPT OF JUST.? THIS CAN NOT STAND IF IT DOES THEN THERE IS NO HOPE FOR THIS COUNTRY.

thmcbb on October 30, 2008 at 10:02 AM

It’s one thing to actually do the searches.

Going the extra mile and releasing the results to the press is entirely illegal.

Joe, sue their asses off. Leave them with only Hope & Change.

PappaMac on October 30, 2008 at 10:06 AM

But nobody has the guts to show the horrors of Hopeys
changes that have gone done bad!

Hey…I smell a new reality show…”Hopeys Gone Bad.” Never make the air though. The Obama Truth Squads would be busy opening the producers mail and rummaging through their tax returns.

sdd on October 30, 2008 at 10:06 AM

Why does this state level shit-eel still have a job?

Wood Dragon on October 30, 2008 at 9:57 AM

If she gets fired, it’s racist.

rbj on October 30, 2008 at 10:09 AM

The ex-ACORN worker who’s singing will be the next victim of anal cavity inspection.

jgapinoy on October 30, 2008 at 10:09 AM

If she gets fired, it’s racist.

Fired? She’ll get promoted.

jgapinoy on October 30, 2008 at 10:10 AM

Just a reminder that Obuttho has the Clintons on his side.

cntrlfrk on October 30, 2008 at 10:11 AM

I’ve sent a strong email to Senator Harris, president of the Ohio state senate demanding her prosecution and dismissal as well as holding the Gov accountable. I’ve also sent Jones-Kelley’s office a strong email asking if Winnie Mandela necklessing will soon be a practice for citizens not walking the “One’s” party line.
This woman is clearly a political left wing hack, affirmative action hire and would make a good citizen in Zimbabwe as one of Mugabe’s hatchet people.

wepeople on October 30, 2008 at 10:15 AM

This really isn’t about race.

highhopes on October 30, 2008 at 10:01 AM

That’s all this has ever been about and the Democrats have purposely made it that way. Ask Hillary during the primaries after Obama played the race card on her. Ask Ed Rendel who played it yesterday. Ask John Murtha about racists and rednecks. Ask Olbermann and Matthews and the rest of the in-the-tank media. That’s all they talk about. How about the Philadelphia Enquirer columnist who wrote last week that whites ought to be denied the right to vote? How about those who have written that if Obama loses there will be riots in the inner cities? Bring us together? HOGWASH! All Obama has done is driven a wedge between us using his ethnicity as the sledge hammer.

sdd on October 30, 2008 at 10:15 AM

If she gets fired, it’s racist.

rbj on October 30, 2008 at 10:09 AM

Do you mean to tell me that, in America, a Black official can do whatever they want, and get away with it?

OldEnglish on October 30, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Do you mean to tell me that, in America, a Black official can do whatever they want, and get away with it?

uhh, yes. In almost any jurisdiction.

MikeA on October 30, 2008 at 10:23 AM

Do you mean to tell me that, in America, a Black official can do whatever they want, and get away with it?

OldEnglish on October 30, 2008 at 10:18 AM

as long as they have a (d) by the name and it is within their political master’s goodgraces YES THEY CAN!

sven10077 on October 30, 2008 at 10:25 AM

Jones-Kelley acknowledges she didn’t quite tell the entire truth at first.

Shocker.

vcferlita on October 30, 2008 at 10:28 AM

MikeA on October 30, 2008 at 10:23 AM

sven10077 on October 30, 2008 at 10:25 AM

Thanks to you both for replying. But I definitely don’t like your answers. America really does have a racial problem that is much more serious than mere tribalism.

OldEnglish on October 30, 2008 at 10:34 AM

After Olby, she is the worst person this election cycle.

la.rt.wngr on October 30, 2008 at 10:34 AM

Thanks to you both for replying. But I definitely don’t like your answers. America really does have a racial problem that is much more serious than mere tribalism.

OldEnglish on October 30, 2008 at 10:34 AM

The truth does hurt, anyway I’m moving my residency from Ohio to Texas this winter.

sven10077 on October 30, 2008 at 10:35 AM

When we see a perp walk on this crap weasel?

Wade on October 30, 2008 at 10:36 AM

Why does this state level shit-eel still have a job?

Wood Dragon on October 30, 2008 at 9:57 AM

Because she has sworn to uphold the constitution. OH Wait, that only applies to whites, because Hussein said the constitution has a flaw.

Wade on October 30, 2008 at 10:38 AM

Thanks to you both for replying. But I definitely don’t like your answers. America really does have a racial problem that is much more serious than mere tribalism.

OldEnglish on October 30, 2008 at 10:34 AM

It’s not quite true. Condi Rice can’t, neither can Justice Clarence Thomas. I suppose now Colin Powell has been rehabilitated though. It’s less about race and more about the “D”, and the Democrats use, misuse and abuse of blacks to further their own ends.

rbj on October 30, 2008 at 10:39 AM

When we see a perp walk on this crap weasel?

Wade on October 30, 2008 at 10:36 AM

right around the same time you see Bambi held to task for his campaign finance fraud and law breaking which is to say, never.

sven10077 on October 30, 2008 at 10:40 AM

Every restricted database should be checked for illegal use. I’m sure this did not only happen in Ohio.

Blake on October 30, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Fired? She’ll get promoted. – jgapinoy on October 30, 2008 at 10:10 AM

Most likely. Remember, folks:

If you are a Democrat, your’re protected.

If you are a liberal Democrat, you’re bullet-resistant

If you are a black liberal Democrat, you’re bullet-proof.

ManlyRash on October 30, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Do you mean to tell me that, in America, a Black official can do whatever they want, and get away with it?

I’m not denying there are racial problems here. But Barney Frank’s not black and look what he gets away with.

sloopy on October 30, 2008 at 10:45 AM

rbj on October 30, 2008 at 10:39 AM

Quite so, but haven’t Rice and Thomas been accused of not being real Blacks?

OldEnglish on October 30, 2008 at 10:46 AM

Most likely. Remember, folks:

If you are a Democrat, your’re protected.

If you are a liberal Democrat, you’re bullet-resistant

If you are a black liberal Democrat, you’re bullet-proof.

ManlyRash on October 30, 2008 at 10:41 AM

If you are a black liberal Democrat woman you have Divine protection

Wade on October 30, 2008 at 10:48 AM

OldEnglish on October 30, 2008 at 10:46 AM

Yeah they have, I think I might have heard that Michael Steele isn’t a real black either. And Sarah Palin has been accused of not being a real woman (mainly by real hags).

sloopy on October 30, 2008 at 10:48 AM

Thanks to you both for replying. But I definitely don’t like your answers. America really does have a racial problem that is much more serious than mere tribalism.

Sorry you don’t like the answers, but they are still the truth. And I agree that our racial problem is much bigger than tribalism. It also includes some 40 years of programed quilt being fed into at least a couple of generations of white Americans, and a whole range of legal/political/social expermentation that has people very afraid of being labled “racist” by the black community and the Dems. You are seeing that played out graphicly in this election cycle, as Candidate Zero stand there as the symbol of all those efforts. One thing being overlooked however, while people worry about riots by blacks if Zero wins, is the awful potential for riots by whites if he wins.

MikeA on October 30, 2008 at 10:49 AM

This is kind of crap the left was always telling us Bush and Cheney were going to do.

Funny how it’s only Democrats who really do it.

drjohn on October 30, 2008 at 10:50 AM

On a side note, I didn’t what Zero’s long ad last night, but I just read Michelle’s account of it. One thing was noticbly missing there. Did the Clintons make an apperance?

MikeA on October 30, 2008 at 10:52 AM

Quite so, but haven’t Rice and Thomas been accused of not being real Blacks?

OldEnglish on October 30, 2008 at 10:46 AM

Yup, even though Condi was friends with one of the girls killed in that Birmingham Baptist church bombing in the 1960s. Justice Thomas also made a remark during oral arguments about what the burning cross would mean to a black person. But as they are “R”s, they are just Uncle Toms.

Funny, it was at the start of the campaign (long, long, long ago) when Dear Leader Obamassiah had trouble with the old black guard as to whether he was authentically “black” enough.

The way racism is perpetuated by the Left is disgusting.

rbj on October 30, 2008 at 10:52 AM

She’ll get promoted, a position on Obombem’s cabinet. Probably, as “Secretary of Dis-information”

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Mcguyver on October 30, 2008 at 10:59 AM

MikeA on October 30, 2008 at 10:49 AM

MIke, my phrase “don’t like your answers” was not meant as a criticism in any way. It is an English way of saying that I feel saddened by them. I am rather old-fashioned in my speech.

OldEnglish on October 30, 2008 at 11:00 AM

Er … can we ever expect to see these criminals put in jail?

Martha Stewart gets jail time for trying to lie about a non-crime. Now, we have tons of these people who are committing crimes and lying about them, many in official capacities or while carrying out duties that should be restricted to the government (like voter registration), and nothing happens to them. These scumbags in Ohio seem to face no punishments for their unbelievably stupid and vicious abuse of power. Meanwhile, we still have the criminals at ACORN running around trying to screw up everything they can, proud to announce their nihilistic plans.

I have so little faith left in any of our government institutions that I find it hard to put it into words.

progressoverpeace on October 30, 2008 at 11:04 AM

This is a Preview of Coming Attractions under an Obama administration.

Hillary Clinton only abused the FBI files of 600 high ranking Republicans. Barack Obama will not be limited to such a small number.

Even when he does not have the power, Obama is abusing the system. How much worse is it going to be when he is sitting in the Oval Office, with armies of loyal federal employees willing to do whatever he asks of them?

We will look back at Hillary Clinton’s filegate abuses as the Good Ol’ Days…

gridlock2 on October 30, 2008 at 11:07 AM

progressoverpeace on October 30, 2008 at 11:04 AM

Scooter Libbey got jail time for not having a precise memory about who said what to whom in an investigation to find the “leak” the identity of which a partisan hack from Chicago already knew. Here we have a public official engaged in snooping for partisan reasons and she isn’t already charged with a crime?

This woman needs to go down now and she needs to go down hard!!!!

highhopes on October 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM

[I have so little faith left in any of our government institutions that I find it hard to put it into words.
progressoverpeace on October 30, 2008]

I totally agree progress.

the lies, distortions, not being accountable, subversion of the American will,…..just plain ‘ol throwing us to the wolves and letting us be ravaged.
The sad thing is we just sit here and take it!
Now I don’t even have any ideologically compatible representation in the Republican party.

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE MARXISM!

Goodeye_Closed on October 30, 2008 at 11:22 AM

highhopes on October 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM

Thanks for reminding me, highhopes. I can’t believe I forgot to mention that case. That just makes the inaction in this clear-cut case even more infuriating. Arrgh!

progressoverpeace on October 30, 2008 at 11:22 AM

Now I don’t even have any ideologically compatible representation in the Republican party.

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE MARXISM!

Goodeye_Closed on October 30, 2008 at 11:22 AM

Big things will be decided during this election. Either the US is going to take the left and go off the tracks, or the idea that the US is based on private property, limited government, growth and individualism will be reinstated in the public consciousness. I, for one, believe that the pioneering spirit still lives among Americans. We’ll see in a little bit.

In either event, the GOP will have to change after this election and it will have to be back to the very basic values of conservativism (fingers crossed). If BHO wins then this might end up being a moot point but the GOP is going to have to come back to principles, anyway.

progressoverpeace on October 30, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Don’t hold your breath for Ted Strickland (D/Gov. of Ohio) or Barack Obama (D/Messiah) to call on her to resign.

daryl_herbert on October 30, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Has anyone gone through the last two months of major newspapers in Ohio, made a list of people named, and compared that list to the records run at Job and Family Services Division? According to Jones-Kelley, those two lists should be pretty similar. But has anyone actually done the research to see if those lists really are similar?

Brian Paasch on October 30, 2008 at 11:43 AM

Hmmm…is this the same oversight agency so worried about the welfare of children in their system that they managed to miss the fact that Michael and Sharen Gravelle abused or neglected their adopted children, locking them in cages? But Joe the plumber must be dealt with…you folks in Ohio must be so proud of your corrupt mouth breathing political appointees….

PatriotPete on October 30, 2008 at 11:55 AM

If you are a black liberal Democrat woman you have Divine protection

Wade on October 30, 2008 at 10:48 AM

If you are a black liberal gay blind deaf mute quad-amputee Democrat hermaphrodite you can set the planet on fire and receive a performance bonus at Christmas.

LimeyGeek on October 30, 2008 at 11:56 AM

I always forget to add “dwarf” to that list….

LimeyGeek on October 30, 2008 at 11:56 AM

Bow down before the one you serve; you’re gonna get what you deserve!

There is absolutely no way Helen Jones-Kelley will ever be called on the carpet for her despicable and reprehensible actions. She holds the trump cards to beat all… She’s black. She’s a liberal. And she has sold her soul to the Obamassiah.

May as well forget this ever happened folks. Move along. Nothing to see here.

FlatFoot on October 30, 2008 at 12:03 PM

Crickets from the head of The Cincinnati Enquirer editorial board after an e-mail yesterday and an e-mail today (later of which I copied into this thread–last comment on page 1).

I did get a response from the lone curmudgeon who writes an opinion column a couple of times a week. He said that the Joe the Plumber privacy invasion topic is on his list of topics.

This woman is a lawyer, which suggests that she should be functioning under a set of ethical principles as well. As far as I’m concerned, she’s just a twat who can’t hide behind the guise of being a dumb-a** civil servant.

BuckeyeSam on October 30, 2008 at 12:04 PM

There will be a hundred thousand Helen Jones-Kelleys joining the Big Obama administration to enforce political conformity with the help of an army of government lawyers who can make your life hell with gratuitous legal challenges and complaints. Don’t expect them to knock themselves out preserving your rights to free speech. They will make your dissent the most expensive speech you’ll ever know.

Tantor on October 30, 2008 at 12:04 PM

There will be a hundred thousand Helen Jones-Kelleys joining the Big Obama administration to enforce political conformity with the help of an army of government lawyers who can make your life hell with gratuitous legal challenges and complaints. Don’t expect them to knock themselves out preserving your rights to free speech. They will make your dissent the most expensive speech you’ll ever know.

Tantor on October 30, 2008 at 12:04 PM

at some point they will face justice…..

sven10077 on October 30, 2008 at 12:08 PM

BTW: someone said that she looks like Gwen Ifill.

In truth, she looks more like Queen Latifah playing Gwen Ifill.

BuckeyeSam on October 30, 2008 at 12:16 PM

It appears that jackboots are in this season.

TheUnrepentantGeek on October 30, 2008 at 12:18 PM

BTW: someone said that she looks like Gwen Ifill.
BuckeyeSam on October 30, 2008 at 12:16 PM

She’ll look good in stripes getting her 3 squares a day.

Fires1 on October 30, 2008 at 12:19 PM

I’ve got the Toledo Blade newspaper right in front of me. Page A3 has a head line “New ethics complain alleges Palin abused power for children’s travel”. There is no mention of Ms. Jones-Kelley anywhere in today’s paper.

I’m not the least bit surprised.

rbj on October 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

I always forget to add “dwarf” undocumented transgender wiccan to that list….

LimeyGeek on October 30, 2008 at 11:56 AM

That’s better

Laura in Maryland on October 30, 2008 at 12:45 PM

Didn’t Obama say he wanted some type of troops fighting here at home. I have a vision of a bunch of Helen Jones-Kelley waging legal war on all dissenters.

Bros before Joes!

Laura in Maryland on October 30, 2008 at 12:48 PM

I’ve got the Toledo Blade newspaper right in front of me. Page A3 has a head line “New ethics complain alleges Palin abused power for children’s travel”. There is no mention of Ms. Jones-Kelley anywhere in today’s paper.

I’m not the least bit surprised.

rbj on October 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

She saves the state something like $400K a year dropping the private plane and flying commercial. And they’re going to begrudge her some Mickey Mouse family perks–and I don’t even know that they’re illegitimate. I thought her say that it was actually legitimate state travel that generally warranted have family along. Until I start hearing about trips to Disney World and Cancun, this is nonsense.

BuckeyeSam on October 30, 2008 at 12:52 PM

It appears that jackboots are in this season.

TheUnrepentantGeek on October 30, 2008 at 12:18 PM

Also coming to a store near you-
Brown shirts, attractive Obama slogans & swastikas for the whole family.

Badger40 on October 30, 2008 at 12:57 PM

im from ohio and regularly write congressman Jordan, whom i appreciate and have written senator Voinovich whom i have called a liberal dem in conservative clothes.

on occasion i get a letter back from Jordan, thanking me and letting me know what else is going on or what hes doin here.

4 weeks after writing Voinovich i get a letter from the IRS saying i owe 4k in taxes from 4 years ago. (it doesnt match my filings, but who am i to argue.)

most politicians are scum. just my opinion, and its too bad the left has to resort to tactics like they are putting Joe through to deflect the obvious flaws in thier messiah.

palefaced on October 30, 2008 at 1:03 PM

BuckeyeSam on October 30, 2008 at 12:52 PM

Oh it is total bs. But the Blade made the $150K on clothing a two day front page story. And even their ombudsman defended the media going after Joe the Plumber, snidely saying “incidentally, his real name is Samuel J. Wurzelbacher”. conveniently omitting the “Joseph” or that many people use their middle name.

Then again, this is Marcy Kaptur’s district, so what else can one expect.

Still no news in the paper about Dear Leader Obamassiah’s credit card fraud mistakes.

rbj on October 30, 2008 at 1:09 PM

Watch out as I have been telling everyone. America’s landscape is going to change. Clean elections is gone, the judges will legislate the way they please. Guns will be banned. Taxes will go up and Universal Health Care is coming if Obama wins. If Americans go for that, then you deserve what you are getting for being so stupid.

mariloubaker on October 30, 2008 at 1:45 PM

[Guns will be banned.
mariloubaker on October 30, 2008]

Well, just move to my home state of Texas and see how well a “gun ban” works”….(not at all)

To quote Charlton Heston:
“from my cold, dead hands.”

“So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobedience of history that freed exiles, founded religions, defeated tyrants, and yes, in the hands of an aroused rabble in arms and a few great men,”

“I think we make a difference together. We are a freer people than if we hadn’t fought this good fight,”

“You who inherit the heavy privilege to serve in freedom’s name. You who must brace for battle surely to come.”

Goodeye_Closed on October 30, 2008 at 2:11 PM

What Ms. Jones-Kelly admits to is not illegal. Unless she is identified as the source of the leaked material no charges can be filed. What she did is highly questionable from both an ethical and professional perspective and some type of administrative action is called for. She is a hack and deserves to be treated as such. Those that downplay or ignore the racial component of her actions need to wake up, take off the rose colored glasses and above all pry their head out of their ass.

Obama or Die (kinda sums it up doesn’t it?)

dmann on October 30, 2008 at 2:41 PM

thmcbb on October 30, 2008 at 10:02 AM

You’re preaching to the choir.

It will stand. The sad fact is that no Republican has the cojones to go after these people. Yes, they’ll talk a lot and whine a lot and complain a lot. But they won’t actually DO something about it. So these things WILL, in fact, happen repeatedly. And we’ll talk about it during the Obama Presidency like we do about illegal immigration and building the fence and Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean. It’s always a rarity to see things like what happened during Shamnesty when we shut down capital hill’s phone system. Won’t happen in this case, you can bet on that. Probably won’t happen at all in the next 4 years.

“WE ARE ALL SOCIALISTS”

Sultry Beauty on October 30, 2008 at 2:45 PM

What Ms. Jones-Kelly admits to is not illegal. head out of their ass.

dmann on October 30, 2008 at 2:41 PM

Un-authorized use of government information is illegal. It goes beyond un-ethical. There are strict rules on obtaining and using private information…the question is will she be prosecuted, and the answer is no…

right2bright on October 30, 2008 at 2:46 PM

I’ve been watching people in my area getting really excited about the upcoming vote so this comes as no surprise to me.

The fine people in my lower Michigan area are considered to be a bit towards the redneck side, and if so that is just A-OK by me. At least they aren’t quitters.

DannoJyd on October 30, 2008 at 3:53 PM

When Barry “Turns the White House Black” as their Tshirt goes…..Big BROTHER will take on a whole new meaning.

Maybe that is what Ed meant on the tag…heh…

seejanemom on October 30, 2008 at 4:38 PM

The entire episode seems rather Orwellian. Joe the Plumber has the temerity to ask a question of Barack Obama, only after Obama approached Joe. For this crime of sudden notoriety — and because Obama gave an embarrassing answer that has plagued him for weeks — Jones-Kelley ran several checks to see whether she could have him arrested.

And this is only the beginning, the tip of the iceberg, if Obama is elected. Richard Nixon’s famous “enemies list” – and Hillary Clinton’s FBI Filegate, will have had NOTHING on Obama if he is elected. Anyone who opposes him . . . I don’t even want to think about it.

seanrobins on October 30, 2008 at 7:16 PM

What’s the over/under on a lawsuit, conviction, sentencing and an Obama pardon for this affirmative action waste?

Jaibones on October 30, 2008 at 8:49 PM

rightNOT2bright on October 30, 2008 at 2:46 PM

Nice job with the cut and hack, had you bothered to grasp the meaning of Unless she is identified as the source of the leaked material you wouldn’t be tossing around the high and mighty Un-authorized use crap. Viewing a file is not considered use, it maybe inappropriate but its not illegal. The reporter who “broke” the story should be hauled into court and asked to name the source or face contempt charges.

dmann on October 30, 2008 at 8:58 PM

Still waiting for the update that this partisan bitch got fired for her actions.

I guess Ohio is filled with sheeple who simply don’t care about this stuff. Otherwise the phone lines to Columbus would have been melted by now with outraged citizens demanding justice.

highhopes on October 30, 2008 at 9:45 PM

SUE SUE SUE her Ass

Kini on October 30, 2008 at 11:39 PM

Most likely. Remember, folks:

If you are a Democrat, your’re protected.

If you are a liberal Democrat, you’re bullet-resistant

If you are a black liberal Democrat, you’re bullet-proof.

ManlyRash on October 30, 2008 at 10:41 AM
If you are a black liberal Democrat woman you have Divine protection

Wade on October 30, 2008 at 10:48 AM

Amen!

This is kind of crap the left was always telling us Bush and Cheney were going to do.

Funny how it’s only Democrats who really do it.

drjohn on October 30, 2008 at 10:50 AM

Yeah, well The Democrats thought of it and had experience doing it. How else would they know what someone else would do?

Snuffy on October 31, 2008 at 2:45 AM

Seriously, Joe, sue this slimey bag of Democrat disease into oblivion. Yes, it’s for the protection of average citizens against state-sponsored persecution, but damn, Sam…do it for pure revenge. Go all old-testament on her sorry a$$. She deserves the very best that some lawyer shark can dish out.
Reminds me…you know why there’s never been a case of a shark biting a lawyer, right?…Professional courtesy.
Yeah, the old jokes are the best.

SKYFOX on October 31, 2008 at 5:13 AM

I always forget to add “dwarf” to that list….

LimeyGeek on October 30, 2008 at 11:56 AM

You also forgot “one-eyed.” Yes, you can be BOTH “one-eyed” AND blind.

Maxx on October 31, 2008 at 1:10 PM

Hey, she’s a friend of the people… as long as you’re in the right party. If you’re in the wrong party, she owes you nothing but a thorough investigation. Isn’t that what her oath of office says? No? Well, I am sure if Obama wins, it will pretty soon.

drunyan8315 on October 31, 2008 at 9:51 PM

Big Brother indeed is right…
sorta like the gubment listening to soldiers calls under the guise of “the war of terror”…

gotta luv it.

TOPV on November 2, 2008 at 1:59 AM

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