One must put up barriers to keep oneself intact

The First Amendment Center reports that the “agency director who was questioned over why state computers were used to find personal information on a man who became known as ‘Joe the Plumber'” has been placed on paid administrative leave.

How nice for her.  A paid vacation for violating the law and someone’s rights.  But then there’s this:

In the matter of Wurzelbacher, State Inspector Tom Charles is investigating whether Jones-Kelley improperly authorized the search of the Toledo man’s records. Jones-Kelley had said the searches were part of routine checks her agency conducts when someone suddenly emerges in the limelight.

And that makes it okay?  Automatic background checks on anyone whose name you suddenly notice in the news?

Read the whole article, there’s more to see.  Someone may yet get a light slap on the wrist for this, but I doubt it.

One Response to “One must put up barriers to keep oneself intact”

  1. But isn’t that how we build the police state, one plumber at a time? I can swear I heard John McCain say that… or maybe it was Obama?


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