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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Hatch Act in Action

The Hatch Act prohibits federal executive branch employees from engaging in political activity while on duty, in any room or building used for official duties by a person employed or holding office in the U.S. government, while wearing a uniform or official insignia identifying the office or position of the employee, or using any vehicle owned or leased by the government.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel has filed two complaints for disciplinary action against Kansas City, Mo.-based Social Security Administration employees for sending politically partisan e-mail while on duty.

Ms. Deeds said one complaint charged that Michael Davis sent an e-mail message to 27 of his Social Security Administration co-workers while on duty and in his federal office building containing a widely circulated picture of President Bush in front of an American flag with the statement "I Vote the Bible."

Ms. Deeds said a similar complaint was filed against Leslye Sims, accusing her of sending an e-mail message to 22 persons while she was on duty and in her federal office building describing "Why am I supporting John Kerry for President?" She said the e-mail was presented as a letter that appears to be written by John Eisenhower, son of the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Similar complaints were filed in September... [against] Maureen Taylor-Glaze, who was accused of sending an e-mail message to 15 of her EPA co-workers containing a picture of actress Jane Fonda and Mr. Kerry at an anti-war rally. And U.S. Air Force civilian employee Donald Thompson was accused of sending an e-mail message titled, "George W." to more than 70 recipients containing a document mimicking Mr. Bush's resume and questioning his competence. [read more]
My goodness, what do you know...they finally decided to obey the law! I wonder why that is? Could it be possible...? Nah. Could it? Then why doesn't he understand about our BORDERS??? Okay, I'll take the baby steps, but I've got my eye on you, President Bush, Congress, and US Senate...