Joe-gate unfolds

An Ohio official at the center of the controversy over the searches on Joe the Plumber into Ohio government databases revises her story:

A state agency has revealed that its checks of computer systems for potential information on “Joe the Plumber” were more extensive than it first acknowledged.

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.

(Via Hot Air.)

As far as I know, she has not revised her bizarre claim that all these searches are standard practice whenever anyone becomes famous.

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