Thursday, December 18, 2008

My problem with this story is she wasn't fired

for her actions:
Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, resigned last night near the end of a monthlong, unpaid suspension for mining state computers for confidential information on "Joe the Plumber."

Two senior managers suspended for their roles in the scandal that spiced this year's presidential campaign also are leaving, The Dispatch has learned. The administration fired Doug Thompson, deputy director of child support. Fred Williams, assistant agency director, resigned effective Jan. 31
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But, of course, we're informed the real problem is
"It appears she was driven out by this intense pressure on the part of the Republicans," said Senate Minority Leader Ray Miller, D-Columbus. "I think it's a tremendous loss. She's an outstanding public servant who made a mistake and was disciplined for it."
She's a 'outstanding public servant' who broke regulations and laws using her position for political purposes; she should have been fired, not allowed to resign.

The paper also reported that Jones-Kelley had used her state computer and e-mail to assist the Obama campaign, providing names of potential Dayton-area contributors and helping to arrange an event for Obama's wife, Michelle.
Which, as I recall, is also illegal. But she's 'outstanding', yeah.

2 comments:

AndyJ said...

And what are the odds that she will be getting a job in the Obama administration?????

GunGeek said...

What about the other resignee that is leaving, but not until the end of January? It should have been a choice of "leave today voluntarily, or leave today by force".