According to a story that recently ran in the Akron Beacon Journal, the Ohio Inspector General is investigating a half-dozen agencies that accessed state records on Joe the Plumber:
The Beacon Journal has learned that, in addition to the Department of Job and Family Services, two other state offices -- the Ohio Department of Taxation and Ohio Attorney General Nancy Rogers -- conducted database searches of Joe the Plumber.
The story goes on:
The next day, the taxation department conducted two separate searches of a database of liens for unpaid taxes that were certified to the Ohio Attorney General's Office for collection.
The moral of the Wurzelbacher story? Make sure your parking tickets, taxes, child support payments, and any other business with the state is cleared up before having the audacity to ask any politician a tough (which it really wasn't in this case) question.