Saturday, October 25, 2008

Welcome to Obamaworld

Here in Obamaworld, we think only happy thoughts of hope and change, where magic unicorns bring us promises of the world loving us again and where everyone lives in perfect harmony.

Just make sure, whatever you do, you do not question the Dear Leader of Obamaworld. Otherwise, your life will be ruined.

Keep smiling, bitches.
"State and local officials are investigating if state and law-enforcement computer systems were illegally accessed when they were tapped for personal information about "Joe the Plumber."

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher became part of the national political lexicon Oct. 15 when Republican presidential candidate John McCain mentioned him frequently during his final debate with Democrat Barack Obama.

The 34-year-old from the Toledo suburb of Holland is held out by McCain as an example of an American who would be harmed by Obama's tax proposals.

Public records requested by The Dispatch disclose that information on Wurzelbacher's driver's license or his sport-utility vehicle was pulled from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles database three times shortly after the debate.

Information on Wurzelbacher was accessed by accounts assigned to the office of Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department.

It has not been determined who checked on Wurzelbacher, or why. Direct access to driver's license and vehicle registration information from BMV computers is restricted to legitimate law enforcement and government business.
They don't know why? Uh, hello! They wanted to trash the guy, that's why.
Paul Lindsay, Ohio spokesman for the McCain campaign, attempted to portray the inquiries as politically motivated. "It's outrageous to see how quickly Barack Obama's allies would abuse government power in an attempt to smear a private citizen who dared to ask a legitimate question," he said.

Isaac Baker, Obama's Ohio spokesman, denounced Lindsay's statement as charges of desperation from a campaign running out of time. "Invasions of privacy should not be tolerated. If these records were accessed inappropriately, it had nothing to do with our campaign and should be investigated fully," he said.
Sure. Baker then reminded us to look at that shiny elephant over in the corner and to not be distracted from hoping for some yummy change.

It used to be stuff like this wound up with people going to jail, as Ed Morrissey notes. Now? Whatever it takes to get Obama elected is acceptable by the media.
Thirty-five years ago, a group of Plumbers did the same kind of thing in a presidential election, and it changed American politics forever. This smells of the same kind of Nixonian tactics.
Lovely times we live in.

Michelle Malkin wonders where the champions of privacy rights are. A very legitimate question.

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