Haven’t heard much about Charlie Rangel’s failure to pay taxes on property he owns? Barack Obama’s campaign fundraising shenanigans? Of course not. The MSM seems to ignore or bury scandals when the participant has a (D) after his name.
I guess that (D) provides some kind of shield against unethical or illegal behavior.
Well, now, as more information comes out about the extent to which Ohio officials investigated Joe the Plumber because he dared asked a tough question of then-Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, at least the Columbus Dispatch is taking notice. An inspector general’s investigation found that Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Department of Job and Family Services
. . . had no legitimate reasons to check on Toledo-area resident Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, who was popularized as “Joe the Plumber” by Republican presidential candidate John McCain. It also confirmed she improperly used her state e-mail account to raise campaign money for President-elect Barack Obama.
Ohio’s Democratic Governor Ted Strickland is standing by Jones-Kelly, announcing that she’ll be “placed on unpaid leave for one month.” State Auditor Mary Taylor urged “Gov. Strickland, who campaigned on the promise of running an ethical administration, to ask for the resignation or terminate Ms. Jones-Kelley immediately.”
I mean, c’mon, the governor “issued a directive to state agencies to better control access to information the state holds on Ohioans.” State employees would realize he means business if there are consequences for improperly accessing such information and using state resources for partisan purposes, such as losing your job.
Can you imagine the outcry if a Republican governor has failed to fire an official who improperly investigated a critic of a Republican? The MSM would have canonized the critic as a courageous man who speaks truth to power. So that any investigation of this noble soul would smack of heresy punishable by excommunication. Or worse.