An Ohio agency director resigned Wednesday in the wake of a finding that she improperly used state computers to access personal information on the man who became known as "Joe the Plumber" during the presidential campaign. [...]Good wording on the resignation. Of course the real story to watch here is where Jones-Kelly gets her next job. That will be very interesting - and you better not blink or you'll miss it.
Department of Job and Family Services Director Helen Jones-Kelley said in a statement accompanying her resignation that she won't allow her reputation to be disparaged and that she is concerned for her family's safety.
"This decision comes after a time of pause, in which I realize that I continue to be used as a political postscript, providing a distraction from urgent state priorities," she said in her statement.
She could not be reached for additional comment Wednesday night.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Ohio Official In "Joe the Plumber" Flap Resigns