The Political Attack on Joe the Plumber
When Barack Obama told Samuel Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. Joe the Plumber, that he wanted to "spread the wealth around a little," he gave voters a sneak peek at his plans for America and our capitalist system. After that, Joe the Plumber became an American celebrity, a symbol used by Republicans to demonstrate the harm Obama will bring to our economy. Wurzelbacher also became a target for character assassination by the Democrats.
Wurzelbacher's records were poured over by the Ohio state Department of Job and Family Services. Allow me to point out what you can already guess is true - the head of the agency, Helen Jones-Kelley, was an Obama supporter. She has been suspended for a month without pay, but Governor Ted Strickland has refused to fire her (Yeah, he's a donkey, too).
An Inspector General's report found that the search was improper and politically motivated, though Jones-Kelley maintains it was not, which is laugh-out-loud funny.
There have been more suspensions meted out to Fred Williams, assistant director of the Department of Jobs and Family Services, and Doug Thompson, the department's deputy director of child support.
These Obama foot soldiers who deliberately used valuable government resources to attack an ordinary citizen and invade their privacy will soon be back to work.