September 18, 2008
Hacked Email Account: Was Palin Conducting Official State Business Using Personal Yahoo Email Account?
The Washington Post is reporting that hackers accessed Palin's personal Yahoo email account and published some of her emails on Wikileaks. The hackers claim their objective was to expose her use of a personal account to conduct government business. According to the story Palin declined to comply with a public records request in June to divulge 1,100 emails sent to and from her personal email account, citing executive privilege.
File under dumb (hackers) and dumber (Palin for not using secure offical email account). [JH]
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Posted by: Peggy McGilligan | Sep 20, 2008 2:29:38 PM
Throughout the entire primaries and the general election, the Obama campaign has played dirty politics. In addition to the never ending vitriol of the Obama bloggers on the internet, nearly every time I have posted a supportive blog for Hillary Clinton ... and, then for McCain/Palin ... my computer's mailbox has been inundated with hundreds of pieces of email spam. Another example of under handed behavior by Obama's henchmen, is that they have been organized to approach retirement homes, as volunteer community speakers ... only to visit multiple times spewing lop sided pro-Obama, and negative McCain propaganda to elderly people, to get their votes in November. And, now we can see unprincipled politicians and bias media hacks using the race card ... telling people " if you don't vote for Obama, you must be a racist". Usually, when Americans uncover such despicable tactics, they can count on the mainstream media to expose it to the public ... however, in this case, most of the mainstream media is in the tank for Obama ... so, they either look the other way, or they make phony biased excuses to mischaracterize, and cover up what's really happening.
Posted by: Gina | Sep 18, 2008 11:04:00 AM
Yeah, blame Palin for it. Palin's personal email account is illegally hacked by a bunch of moonbats and you claim she is the dumber one? Kinda like those women who walk alone at night and get attacked, right?
JH, you need take a time-out from the campaign season. If this had been Obama or Biden's email accounts, I suspect you'd be railing against the right wing fantatics who did it. It shouldn't make any difference which politican got hacked.
This makes your other posts about concern for privacy ring a bit hollow. Then again, whenever you post about politics your bias shows.
Didn't her daughter's cell phone or email account also get hacked? I suppose she was stupid also?
Posted by: anon | Sep 18, 2008 7:29:20 AM