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AP Protects, Hails Palin Email Hackers

From those defenders of privacy (of criminals only) at the Associated Press:

Hackers break into Sarah Palin’s e-mail account

By TED BRIDIS, Associated Press Writer Thu Sep 18

WASHINGTON – Hackers broke into the Yahoo! e-mail account that Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin used for official business as Alaska’s governor, revealing as evidence a few inconsequential personal messages she has received since John McCain selected her as his running mate.

“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.

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…

Another of the e-mails apparently revealed Wednesday was an exchange in July with Alaska Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell discussing a talk show host who had been critical of Parnell. Parnell declined to discuss the matter.

Palin herself used “gov.sarah” in one of her e-mail addresses, but the hackers targeted her “gov.palin” account. Her husband used “fek9wnr” in his address. “Fe” is the representation for iron, and “k9″ is an abbreviation for canine. Todd Palin was the winner of the grueling Iron Dog snowmobile race, and “fek9wnr” also is Todd Palin’s vehicle license tag in Alaska…

Funny how no one has mentioned that it is a federal offense to intimidate anyone who is running for public office.

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.

How proud they are of being accomplices after the fact.

Palin herself used “gov.sarah” in one of her e-mail addresses, but the hackers targeted her “gov.palin” account. Her husband used “fek9wnr” in his address.

Clearly the bravos at the Associated Press are putting out this information to encourage these thugs to look for and hack into more emails accounts used by the Palins.

But according to the AP — this is the real crime here:

The disclosure Wednesday raises new questions about the propriety of the Palin administration’s use of nongovernment e-mail accounts to conduct state business.

Something, whether it is improper or not, that is not a crime.

(And weren’t we just hearing John McCain mocked by the Obama crowd a few days ago for not using email?)

But to be fair, the AP has never attempted to hide how much they hate any and all Republicans. And how far they are willing to go to elect their Democrat masters.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, September 18th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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