Friday, October 31, 2008

Investigating Joe the Plumber

"Ohio’s inspector general is investigating why a state agency director approved checking the state child-support computer system for information on “Joe the Plumber.”

When asked about why she did this, the woman under investigation said, “Our practice is when someone is thrust quickly into the public spotlight, we often take a look” at them" (Dispatch Politics via Michelle Malkin).

"Thrust into the spotlight?" Is she kidding? All he did was ask a question!

"We often take a look at them"! Really? So in other words, if you ever get "thrust into the spotlight," if you every have the audacity to ask a politician a question that puts him or her in a bad light, if you ever campaign against a politician, if you ever do anything that puts you on the Democratic radar screen..........some government bureaucrat may launch a government investigation into your past!?

Wouldn't you think that America's civil libertarians would be absolutely livid about this? Wouldn't you think they would be very concerned about the chilling effect this could have on free speech?

They would be....if someone were being investigated for asking John McCain an embarrassing question.


mnotaro said...

I only wish there was as much investigation into Obama and his birth certificate, and his family, and his links to radicals, as there is into poor Joe's past...but of course the left wing liberal illuminati media are too busy campaigning for Obama to do any of that!

knowitall said...

The left-wing illuminati allowed a government employee to investigate him and publish false information. Where's Joe's apology?