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Ohio Officials Who Violated Joe the Plumber’s Privacy Resigns


The Columbus Dispatch:

Helen Jones-Kelley, the state official placed on unpaid leave for improperly accessing confidential information from state databases on “Joe the Plumber,” has resigned.

Two senior managers at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services who were involved in the incident also are being ousted, The Dispatch has learned.

Jones-Kelley’s resignation letter is worth noting for how self-serving it is:

“My professional career, and the legacy of service I have established, has been, and continues to be, far too important for me to allow my reputation and my commitment as a servant leader to be disparaged. I also remain concerned for the safety of my family and myself.”

Right, her disparged reputation had nothing to do with her misconduct.

(h/t Ace)


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