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Old 09-19-2008, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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Here's a news story with excerpts supposedly from the hacker that says there was nothing of substance in the email account:

Palin E-Mail Hacker Says It Was Easy | Threat Level from Wired.com

He said he was looking for dirt and found none. It was mainly personal stuff and some clerical mail. I'd guess it was stuff so she'd have access to it while traveling. I've use personal email for business while traveling because of the easy access (unable to access work email on the road).

It sounded like people's imaginations were making more of it that what really was there.
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:19 AM
 
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paperhouse;5328889]The son of a Tennessee state Senator. I wonder if the GOP will blame his father for the actions of the son?
Who will the Obamatons blame? Rove? Halliburton? Faux News?

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How's Palin's grandkid doing these days?
Still in the womb. Healthy I hope. I'm sure you hope so too.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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Based on the background, it was a kid's stunt that went too far. I doubt his father's party affiliation had anything to do with it. He simply went to yahoo and said he's forgotten the password. Palin's security question was "What high school did you attend?" That and her zip code was all that was needed. It's not exactly rocket science.
The real question, and issue, here, is why would a sitting state Governor use an easily deciphered Yahoo email account to conduct state business rather than a more secure public server???????????
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:24 AM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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Government officials who attempt to conceal their actions from their consituencies should indeed be punished to the full extent of the law. Especially if they are stupid enough to get caught.
Maybe he can claim it was something God asked him to do. A-la Palin on Iraq. That would excuse it, right?
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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You have no idea what Obama might use as his password. Probably whatever Michelle told him to use.
Obama's password, no problem, CHANGE, lol
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:40 AM
 
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The real question, and issue, here, is why would a sitting state Governor use an easily deciphered Yahoo email account to conduct state business rather than a more secure public server???????????
Really. I thought jacking a person's email account was the "real" issue in this case.

Lot of people blaming the victim here. That ain't too progressive, IMO.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:49 AM
 
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Really. I thought jacking a person's email account was the "real" issue in this case.

Lot of people blaming the victim here. That ain't too progressive, IMO.
I agree. The Dems have taken a huge step backward since Palin was announced as Reb VP. They have shown what they really think of women and they have shown their true colors about a lot of issues. I'm shaking my head. McCain has to win; we can't let the side of people who think like this in the White House.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:04 AM
 
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Really. I thought jacking a person's email account was the "real" issue in this case.

Lot of people blaming the victim here. That ain't too progressive, IMO.
The victim here is the public Palin represents.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Wantagh NY
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But you're right, grounds for insanity. Even my 20-year-old isn't an Obama supporter!
I know that is what he told you...
He just doesn't want to upset you
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:24 AM
 
Location: THE TRIAD
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file this under WHO CARES
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