Governor Quits Email After Court Investigates Email sent from Blackberry


Governor Fletcher
If you’re trying to get a message to Governor Fletcher, try writing him a letter the old-fashioned way. Fletcher said Monday that four or five months ago he quit using e-mail for work and in his private life. Instead, he’s relying on letters and messages from his staff to communicate with constituents and conduct the state’s business

Fletcher said he abandoned his electronic mailbox out of concern over what people might say in their messages to him.

“You can’t control, you know, what’s done on those things,” Fletcher said. “Things can be taken out of context.”

E-mails and messages sent via electronic Blackberry devices are at the core of an attorney general’s investigation. The probe is looking into allegations that Fletcher’s administration rewarded political supporters with state jobs after he took office.

A grand jury began investigating in May after a Transportation Cabinet personnel officer turned over hundreds of internal administration e-mails and memos.