Friday, December 09, 2005

Owens draws line on blogs

State workers told not to post remarks from state computers

Gov. Bill Owens on Thursday warned state employees that they would be subject to disciplinary action if they use state computers to post comments on political Web sites.

The directive came after the Rocky Mountain News informed the governor that anonymous and sometimes caustic postings from someone using the nickname "Real Deal" had been traced to a computer in the governor's office, which has more than 100 computers.

"Real Deal" has taken potshots at Republican "flunkies" and Democratic U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar.

The user called former GOP congressman Bob Schaffer a "weisel" (sic) and Democratic state Rep. Angie Paccione "that crazy woman."

The News this week asked the governor's office about "Real Deal's" identity and other possible blog posters using state computers.

Mark Salley, the governor's spokesman, said Thursday that the state doesn't know who the blog poster is or whether it is just one person.

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Comments:
It's probably just another small group of highly vocal malcontents.

-Doug
 
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