Friday, December 09, 2005
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.