Ever since “Joe the Plumber” had the nerve to stand on his driveway, and ask the democratic messiah ONE QUESTION, the liberal media has been after him. Even worse, someone was using state and law-enforcement computer systems to try to gather personal information about Joe.
We now know who that someone is, Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and a $2,500 contributor to the Obama campaign, ordered the smear probe on Joe:
Obama donor ordered Big Brother probe of Joe the Plumber State agency director authorizes child-support check on senator’s critic
Following the third presidential debate, a state agency director and maximum donor to the Barack Obama presidential campaign immediately authorized a government background check of Joe the Plumber’s child-support records. Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and a $2,500 contributor to the Obama campaign, permitted state employees to conduct a check on Samuel Joseph Worzelbacher, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Now Ohio Inspector General Thomas P. Charles is seeking to determine whether at least four probes on state computers were legal. Jones-Kelley denies the Support Enforcement Tracking System search was politically motivated and claims the check was ordered to verify that Worzelbacher was not behind on child-support payments. While the state agency director would not share information about Joe the Plumber’s record with the Dispatch, Worzelbacher reportedly lives with his 13-year-old boy, and it is uncertain whether he has ever been ordered to pay child support. Jones-Kelley said such background checks are not unusual. “Our practice is when someone is thrust quickly into the public spotlight, we often take a look,” she said. “Our practice is to basically look at what is coming our way.” Ohio’s Democrat Gov. Ted Strickland told the Dispatch his appointee, Jones-Kelly, did not authorize the check for political purposes. “Based on what we know to this point, we don’t have any reason to believe the information was improperly accessed or disclosed by a state employee,” his press secretary told the paper. Name searches on Joe the Plumber were also conducted at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, where his registration and driving records were pulled. The State Highway Patrol has seized a government computer at the Ohio Department of Insurance as evidence. A separate search was conducted in the Toledo Police Department’s criminal database.
This is what we face in an Obama Presidency. As we see with this probe and the attacks on media that DARED to ask Joe Biden tough questions, the Senator, Campaign and the Democratic Party are not big believers in freedom of expression.