Saturday, October 25, 2008

Obama thugocracy watch: The institutionalized trashing of Joe the Plumber

Ohio state government computers were apparently used to dig up "dirt" on Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher in a clear violation of law and state policy.
Public records requested by The Dispatch disclose that information on Wurzelbacher's driver's license or his sport-utility vehicle was pulled from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles database three times shortly after the debate.

Information on Wurzelbacher was accessed by accounts assigned to the office of Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department.

It has not been determined who checked on Wurzelbacher, or why. Direct access to driver's license and vehicle registration information from BMV computers is restricted to legitimate law enforcement and government business.

Paul Lindsay, Ohio spokesman for the McCain campaign, attempted to portray the inquiries as politically motivated. "It's outrageous to see how quickly Barack Obama's allies would abuse government power in an attempt to smear a private citizen who dared to ask a legitimate question," he said.

Isaac Baker, Obama's Ohio spokesman, denounced Lindsay's statement as charges of desperation from a campaign running out of time. "Invasions of privacy should not be tolerated. If these records were accessed inappropriately, it had nothing to do with our campaign and should be investigated fully," he said.
The point, you little shitweasel, isn't whether your campaign did it, it's whether the Democrat party establishment in Ohio is using employees and other state resources to do your dirty work. That sure seems to be the case.

Will this story get any traction in the national media? Well, no. I repeat, no.

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