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-- he was mentioned more than twenty times in the final presidential debate and promptly became an immediate target for stopped.
Helen Jones Kelley director of the job and family services department in Ohio probably ordered at least three records on Joe The Plumber.
Checking if taxes checking whether -- taking welfare whether he's behind in his child support and so on.
Now state said that Helen Jones Kelly committee quote wrongful acts.
And the democratic governor Ted Strickland has suspended her whip out day.
For one month.
But is that enough and should more be done the the other.
Joining us now from Toledo Ohio is Samuel Joe wasn't worth a -- now previously known as Joe the -- had.
-- -- and a great thanks for being here with us you know I read this inspector general report couldn't believe.
The number of inquiries at that have been done in your record is not just talent Jones Kelly.
Eighteen checks of your records were performed by officials in your state.
Fourteen of which took place within 48 hours of that presidential debate is there any doubt in your -- show that this was political.
Well no there's there's no doubt in my mind and arming.
Regardless of your political affiliation it's pretty obvious there is some type of agenda there and I'm not big on conspiracy theories but 1814.
Within the first 48 hours.
-- seems like they're looking -- -- in the shot somebody else.
You know Helen Jones Kelley who has now been suspended.
-- without pay for one month came out said all right I accept the content of the inspector general's report.
I shouldn't have allowed these searches.
But essentially there's a disagreement as to whether these searches were done for legitimate brisk business purposes so while she seems to be saying she regrets it.
She also seems to be implying she did have a legitimate business purpose in looking into all of your records show what do you think of it well.
If they're legitimate why did she -- I mean that they you know it's doesn't -- -- the report I have next -- -- -- ambiguous.
Statements that she contradict yourself.
You know she even had one person tried doctor -- now and send it.
-- another department it's just.
You know she was -- and legitimately -- why she contradicting herself in the inspector general's report.
You know she's going to accept their findings what she's like getting her hands slapped.
On the one month what she did was wrong regardless again of political affiliations you know Republicans Democrats -- mean that they're all you know essentially going to do some like this.
And it's been done and now they want to -- -- underneath the -- no one's making a huge think about it except fox who seems to be you know upset enough to.
You know go down the throat and talk about it look at it ACLU's never contacted me and then the fact the governor Strickland.
In -- he ran on morals and values you know and kind of moral value this this -- what this lady lied she he put her there and now she he's protecting her.
And analysts are there is no eat there you have a good basis for saying that she lied because the inspector general of the state said her explanation that it's.
Policy to run these checks and anybody who catapulted to the public guy was and I quote bond persuasive.
And said he spoke with at least two former directors of her same agency who said.
That is not agency policy.
At all and never has been any spoke with people in the agency.
And -- and their testimony convinced him that she was not being truthful when she said this was policy and this is a person who was the maximum amount of contributor.
To Barack Obama would -- Michelle of organized Michelle Obama event to a forward names of people.
But he Obama campaign to tap into for fundraising -- no question no she departed that you say it's a slap on the wrist what would you like to see done to Helen Jones kept.
You know be -- -- you all honestly she's be fired I mean when you.
You state resources for personal gain or to attack a private citizen who asked an elected official question.
I mean that that's the notes but lot of people called me on the street and say you know you have to good question there's no way I'll ever do that.
You know that scares me -- -- before Americans in -- too -- to be afraid to ask our elected officials questions and look at the kind of consequences as -- getting nothing.
Nothing at all compared to what's happened through my life.
Can you can believes if -- and continuing believe that use sitting at your home seeing a presidential candidate come by going outside that's in question.
Have now become this target.
Forced some force some on the left and certainly for these officials.
Named in this report and in New York State government.
Well -- like it's it's just asinine honestly.
-- of them pretty upset about the whole thing I've worked myself in a frenzy after this attorney general's and then finding out that Helen -- Jones always going to get.
You know one month suspension without pay.
I just that I'm amazed work country's going and I'm I'm hoping that you know Americans can step up on either side of the fence and say this is just wrong regardless again a political affiliation this is wrong.
No -- you say that the ACLU has not contacted -- which they will deal in some cases that they think it's worthy apparently not yours but.
Are you considering legal action and do you want to seek criminal charges brought because this is arguable who at least a misdemeanor.
Under Ohio law.
No absolutely no I want to seek criminal.
And -- I want to see number that's -- plan on suing the state of Ohio this is just.
You know some has to be done -- the tort reform -- -- for you know limits I guess 250000 dollars as far as -- -- punitive damage.
That's not the points the money's not the issue as suspect you know a strong statement needs to be sent out.
To the politicians that you know they're there to work for us and I mean they're not protecting my rights you know governor Strickland has protect my right he's protecting his -- -- what he's doing.
And you know that's wrong in -- supposed to be representing the citizens of Ohio you know.
President elect Obama.
Should be listed there and say guess what's going on here you know why why isn't the -- are still being done.
I mean this that the whole thing is just wrong as far as.
Because again we gotta go graphic at the heart breaks -- holidays are heading off but thank you so much for coming out all the best -- We appreciate it thank you in a moment here is.
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