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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Palin's Illicitly Used Email Account Hacked

You know those stories out there about Sarah Palin using a personal Yahoo account to conduct government business in order to avoid public and court scrutiny?

Well, karma can be a bitch sometimes... Apparently the hacker group "anonymous", famous for going after the "Church" of Scientology, has now trained its sights on the Church of Palintology and hacked her Yahoo account. Not only that, it has downloaded the contents of her account and sent it to whistleblower site Wikileaks.

Here's an example of one of the emails they uncovered that demonstrates how she was improperly conducting state business from her personal Yahoo account (click the image to see a readable version):

Update: Here's a great quip about the situation from John Cole, who comments on the too-convenient outrage of far-right conservative nutjob Michelle Malkin, who has been a long-time supporter of, and apologist for, Bush's illegal wiretapping program:

This response from Malkin is awesome:
“Where are the privacy absolutists now?”

What is the big deal, Michelle? If you haven’t done anything wrong, you don’t have anything to hide, AMIRITE?

Seriously. I would never publish her private emails, but listening to Malkin kvetch about privacy is, after years of listening to her cheerlead the surveillance state, how do I put this… A BIT F*CKING RICH.