If you're going to snoop into someone's private life, be thorough

Helen-Jones Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services,  confirmed  that her department's computer search of Joe the Plumber's, aka Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, private  records was much more thorough than she first admitted.  Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, disclosed today that computer inquiries on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher were not restricted to a child-support system.The agency also checked Wurzelbacher in its computer systems to determine whether he was receiving welfare assistance or owed unemployment compensation taxes, she wrote. (snip) The checks were run after the news media reported that Wurzelbacher was considering buying a plumbing business with more than $250,000 in annual income, Jones-Kelley wrote.And the rationale for this shocking invasion of privacy?"Given our understanding that Mr. Wurzelbacher had publicly indicated that he had the means to purchase a...(Read Full Post)