Thursday, January 03, 2008

Should Have Sent It By Snail Mail

Love conquers all , but not for politicians. Houston Republicans are all up in arms over the love life of the District Attorney. Chuck Rosenthal was elected District Attorney in 2001. Prior to his election he had been Assistant DA for 30 years. He had planned to run for re-election, but his e-mail love notes got in the way. Several tv stations got hold of them and posted them on their websites. When the Republican Party found out they asked him not to run. At first he refused to drop out of the race. The Republicans quickly gathered together to try to find a viable candidate to replace him in the upcoming election. Finally Rosenthal decided not to run for re-election and resigned as Harris County District Attorney.

Now the question is why did a seemingly smart man use the Harris County computer system to send romantic e-mails to his executive assistant? Maybe since he is married he did not want his wife to know so he did not use his personal computer? Most companies frown on employees using business computers for personal use. Of course employees do it anyway. But sending love notes to the person with whom an employee is having an affair? Bad idea! When in doubt don't leave a trace on the company computer. That is just dumb. I worked in a hospital where an ER employee got into hot water for using the business office computers to play games while he was on duty. At least this guy was not the local DA.

Guess this should be a lesson. Employees should not use company computers for sending love notes. At least they should delete them before the bosses see them. And by all means politicians need to be more careful with their private trysts. Just ask Bill Clinton. So a 30 year career as an assistant and 6 years as an elected District Attoney ended. Maybe if the e-mails had not been discovered, he would still be a candidate? Should have used snail-mail. Maybe he should have texted her on his personal cell phone? Tisk,tisk.

5 comments:

maria said...

It still amazes me to find out how "stupid" some politicians are.

Hot pants can really get a person in trouble....

marie

quilly said...

If he was capable of restraint or had the ability to anticipate consequences he'd have kept his pants on and had no reason to write those notes!

bettygram said...

Some people just think they can get away with anything. They are just so smart, oh so they think. When we were at Mayo there was a famous doctor working on his stocks on the hospital computer.

Dr.John said...

It never amazes me how stupid politicians are. What amazes me is that we keep electing them.

Catch said...

I agree with Dr John! It was just plain stupid to use any computer where it could have been traced back to him. Those hot pants do get them into trouble from time to time dont they? ( wink)