17 September 2008

Hackers Attack Sarah Palin's Personal E-mail Account

To what new depths will Obama's minions take us this year? While their spokesman angelically professes an "honorable campaign," Obama supporters continues to slop further into the muck to dig up (read: create) anything they can to destroy the first female Republican Vice Presidential nominee. I haven't seen such hate mongering since, well, since those Jeremiah Wright videos.

According to the Associated Press:

Hackers broke into the Yahoo! e-mail account that Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin . . . "This is a shocking invasion of the governor's privacy and a violation of law. The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession of these e-mails will destroy them," the McCain campaign said in a statement.

The Secret Service contacted The Associated Press on Wednesday and asked for copies of the leaked e-mails, which circulated widely on the Internet. The AP did not comply.
According to reports, the hackers leaked private e-mails and screenshots (including family photos) and posted some of them to wikileaks and Gawker.

Are you surprised that the AP, an organization not exactly known for its kindly articles concerning Palin, was so quick to release the story and so concerned about the content that they didn't want to release it to the Secret Service? Well, fear not, the AP once again lived up to expectations. Rather than consider this a heinous act of invasion of privacy or questioning whether or not the 30+ lawyers that Obama dispatched to Alaska had anything to do with it, the AP took this tact:
The disclosure Wednesday raises new questions about the propriety of the Palin administration's use of nongovernment e-mail accounts to conduct state business. The practice was revealed months ago -- prior to Palin's selection as a vice presidential candidate -- after political critics obtained internal e-mails documenting the practice by some aides.
What??? Hackers illegally dug their way into a Vice Presidential nominee's personal account in an obvious attempt to create political fodder and AP writer Ted Bridis's focus is on whether or not Palin should have written about work on a home account???

That deserves three more question marks: ??? I mean, are there any of us who don't write about work from home? Or surfed for porn from work? Um . . .

Remember the outrage when it was discovered that Obama's passport information had been hacked -- an outraged that quickly died when it was discovered that it was not just Obama, but a number of political figures who had suffered this violation? Will we see outrage now? This is another test for the mainstream media to set aside their agenda. And more importantly, another opportunity for the American people to see the hate-filled attempts from Sarah Palin's opponents to destroy a woman who is truly honorable.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin provides a detailed description on what happened.

UPDATE: The American Digest has joined many across the blogosphere as listing David Kernell, son of Tennessee State Representative Mike Kernell (do I need to put the "D" here), as a primary suspect in the hacking crime. Read more about it here.


  1. Anthony Palmer, Ph.D. said...

    I don't know if it's wise to say "Obama's minions" are responsible for this hack, at least not yet. What are your sources?

    Having said that, I'm not sure how someone can be prosecuted for hacking into a Yahoo, Hotmail, or Gmail account.

    It will be interesting if Palin actually addresses the media this time because it would seem strange for her not to comment.

    My thinking is that the stock market will trump this story in the news. Lipstickgate was a tipping point that may have turned people off from what is becoming a presidential circus.

  2. Anonymous said...

    The left's spin is that Palin e-mail hack is more GOP incompetence and lies.

  3. Khaki Elephant said...

    Anthony, OK, I will admit at this point that I am making an assumption that Obama supporters are behind this bit of hacking. It's based primarily on 1) That fact that is somehow popped up on the left-leaning Gawker.com and B) The left has shown an absolute vicious streak when it comes to Palin and have called all-hands-on-deck for the assault.

    As far as prosecution, if listening in to private phone calls and tamporing with private mail can be prosecuted then I can see similar laws applied here, especially with a Veep candidate which will require Secret Service involvement.

    The stock market will indeed trump this story . . . and those will be interesting spins to watch from both sides.

  4. Khaki Elephant said...

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