Skip to comments.IN CASE YOU DIDN'T GET THE MEMO
Posted on 01/13/2006 3:59:17 PM PST by CajunConservative
On the heels of the recall effort against Governor Kathleen Blanco, a memo has been issued to the heads of all state agencies, THE DEAD PELICAN has learned.
The memo, issued today, states that "No employee in the classified service and no member of the Commission shall take active part in an effort to recall from office an elected public official, or seek, solicit or attempt to coerce any person including any employee in the classified service and any member of the Commission into participating in any such effort or signing a recall petition except that nothing contained herein shall prevent an employee in the classified service or member of the Commission from signing a recall petition."
The list of forbidden activities drones on. It states that a state classified employee may sign a recall petition. However, a state classified employee may not take any active part in a recall effort. Examples of what a state classified employee may not do are:
1. Circulate a recall petition
2. Ask others to sign a recall petition
3. Offer to mail a recall petition for others
4. Man a table collecting signatures on a recall petition
5. E-mail a recall petition to others
Signing a recall petition is personal business, not to be conducted on state time or using state resources, the memo read.
Employees may not sign and submit recall petitions on line from their state computers, the memo read.
To view the entire memo, and to verify that I'm not making this up, go here.
Developing... ------------------------------------------------------ By Chad E. Rogers Jan 13, 2005 (c) THE DEAD PELICAN http://www.thedeadpelican.com/
The B*tch has nerve!
They sure do have all bases covered eh.
It looks as if "The Dead Pelican" has scooped "The New York Times."
Democrat party public employees are ALWAYS politicing, canvassing, gathering signatures, ad nauseum. Rules are only for Republicans and other peons.
Chad Rogers wants to be Drudge I think. :D
It's standard to prohibit gov't employees from conducting politics on the job.
You have that right.
See Broadrick v. Oklahoma, 413 U.S. 601 (1973), where a statutory provision against solicitation of money was upheld in a 5-4 decision, and the majority didn't get to the parts of the law that might be more like literal "political speech" and less like "fundraising."
I bet she gets sued.
Gotta link to where I can sign the petition? I'm going to be a Louisiana resident for only one more week, and after reading this, I'd love to sign that thing before I go.
Never mind. I found it. http://impeachblanco.org/petition.html
Chad Rogers wants to be Drudge I think. :D
Chad is better than Drudge!
And most Republicans, Libertarians, and Independents follow that rule. It's the Democrats who have trouble with it. Some even think it's their right to use public resources and time for political activities, and get testy when anyone tells them they're breaking the rules or law.
And even some activities while they are "off the job." The posted regulations prohibit all sorts of activities, and signing the petition is singled out as "not on company time, but okay on your own time." I take it that the other activities are prohibited even on the person's own time, unless they resign their state classified position.
If the worksite is also a polling place they can't even display a campaign button in the building or in the parking lot.
They might be prohibited from running for offices that would have some jurisdiction over their department, or if they win the office they would have to resign.
she looks wasted - is she a boozehead?
(e) No employee in the classified service and no member of the Commission shall
5. Take active part in an effort to recall from office an elected public official, or seek, solicit or attempt to coerce any person including any employee in the classified service and any member of the Commission into participating in any such effort or signing a recall petition except that nothing contained herein shall prevent an employee in the classified service or member of the Commission from signing a recall petition.
That does go a little farther. If the elected official is in the line of cammand it would make perfect sense, but if it is an unrelated office such as another municipality it shouldn't matter.
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