An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
An Iowa State trooper who was investigated after it was shown that he forwarded an e-mail showing mug shots of people wearing Obama t-shirts has been suspended for 30 days.
You mean THIS picture? So, what’s the problem?
Sgt. Rodney Hicok was at home and off-duty when he forwarded the e-mails, said an official with the Iowa Department of Public Safety Bureau and Professional Standards.
Unless he was at work, using a taxpayer funded computer, I don’t see what business it is of ANYONE what he forwarded.
The e-mail made disparaging remarks about 15 people in the photos and referred to Obama as having “quite a fan base.”
Stating to obvious of what was apparent in the picture is not disparaging. It’s a visual fact, where these certain folks are concerned.
In a statement, Hicok said, “I am deeply sorry for my actions … I apologize to anyone this e-mail may have offended, as well as my family, citizens in my community and Iowa taxpayers.”
Hicok ended his statement by saying he guaranteed “nothing like this will ever happen again.”
“I regret what happened and wish I could take it back,” Hicok said in the statement.
What the heck does he have to apologize for, and to whom? I can only assume he was sending the email to friends and family, so how did anyone else find out about it? I suppose that no one has a right to express an opinion anymore, especially comes to The ONE, and his supporters.
One thought comes to mind….how many people lost their jobs, or were suspended, for forwarding a “disparaging” email about Bush, or his supporters?