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Government computers used to find information on Joe the Plumber
"State and local officials are investigating if state and law-enforcement computer systems were illegally accessed when they were tapped for personal information about "Joe the Plumber."
Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher became part of the national political lexicon Oct. 15 when Republican presidential candidate John McCain mentioned him frequently during his final debate with Democrat Barack Obama.
Originally posted by GenRadek
Ahhh, using government computers to tear down a person who dared to question "The Messiah" of a certain political party.
Aides to the McCain-Palin campaign stated on October 24 that they "plan to spend heavily" on a new TV advertisement invoking Wurzelbacher's nickname. The ad will feature "several different people looking into the camera and saying, 'I'm Joe the Plumber.' One man accuses Obama of wanting to use the man's 'sweat to pay for his trillion dollars in new spending.
Originally posted by Grafilthy
Using government computers is another story....it's illegal as it is an invasion of privacy. Was there anything that said that there was a democrat proven to be involved???? I bet not.
Jones-Kelley has contributed $2,500 to Obama's campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records. She has refused requests to be interviewed about her support of the Obama campaign.
Jones-Kelley said the check was done after Wurzelbacher indicated that he was considering buying a business that would make $250,000 to $270,000 a year, but reports said he was not a licensed commercial plumber and had not completed a plumbing apprenticeship program.
"Given our understanding that Mr. Wurzelbacher had publicly indicated that he had the means to purchase a substantial business enterprise, ODJFS, consistent with past departmental practice, checked confidential databases to make sure that if Mr. Wurzelbacher did owe child support, or unemployment compensation taxes, or was receiving public assistance, appropriate action was being taken," wrote Jones-Kelley. "The result of those checks have never been publicly shared."
She said the department would never access private information "for any partisan political purpose."