Air Force Employee Impersonates U.S. Senator, to malign him

by John Charlton

(Sept. 12, 2009) —  While the nation lauds U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) for his heroism to speak the truth during the Joint Session of Congress, Wednesday, the rage of one Obama supporter had led to mischievous behavior, and possible breach of employee usage rights at a Military Agency.

The act in question consists in posting a comment at The Post & Email, from a computer in the Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency, (Wichita, Kansas) by a Obama supporter.  The comment effectively maligns U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), while it attempts to dismiss our report on YahooNews biased coverage of U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC).

Since such behaviour is unethical and possibly illegal, The Post & Email believes it appropriate to print the comment here, complete with identifying headers:

From: WordPress.com <donotreply@wordpress.com>
To: mr.john_charlton@…
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 4:07:19 PM
Subject:[] Please moderate: “YahooNews continues to hound an American Patriot”

A new comment on the post #329 “YahooNews continues to hound an American Patriot” is waiting for your approval

YahooNews continues to hound an American Patriot

Author : Mike Nazi    (IP: 134..205.133.85 , afsaa13385.afsaa.hq.af.mil)
E-mail :  Mike.Enzi@senate.us.gov
URL    :
Whois  : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=134.205.133.85

Comment: You people are unhinged.

In response to inquiry by The Post & Email at Senator Enzi’s office, Elly Pickett, his press secretary, categorically denied that the Senator’s office had anything to do with this comment.

What is notable about this affair are 2 items:  one the insult against Senator Enzi, by means of the poster using the nick “Mike Nazi”, and second, the use by the commenter of a U.S. Airforce Agency computer to send the offending comment.

It seems unclear, this evening, whether the U.S. Airforce policy for use of computers by its service men and women, or civilian employees, allows for them to impersonate U.S. Senators, or malign U.S. Representatives, or make political statements aimed at members of the Republican Party, while working on the government ‘dime.’

The motive for attacking U.S. Senator Enzi, of Wyoming, also seems unclear at this time.  It is speculated that the Air Force Agency employee hails from that state.

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