Wednesday, September 12, 2012
In 2008, then-journalist Dennis Roddy, using leaked evidence, exposed the use of state resouces to research political enemies.
In 2012, now-state employee Dennis Roddy is using state resources to research political enemies.
As the American Working Families Action Fund pointed out in a press release:
"...an employee working inside the office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett had researched the backgrounds of people who appeared in our organization's Facebook page. Dennis Roddy, who is a Corbett communications staffer, used some of that research to post political comments on a blog dedicated to politics while apparently working on state time."
In 2008, Roddy quoted a target of the research saying challengers are "already up against the establishment, and now they're using our own tax dollars to investigate us. That's incredible. I pay my tax dollars to have someone investigate me."
In 2012, Roddy is part of the establishment using tax dollars to investigate the opposition.
In 2008, Roddy's boss, Tom Corbett, said researching political enemies on state time is a crime, and indicted the staffers who allegedly did it.
In 2012, Roddy says, "There is nothing inappropriate" about it.