Thursday, September 18, 2008

Deteriorating Decency

Desperate liberals and their allies in the world of the internet are resorting to the lowest of tactics against Alaska Governor Sarah Palin-they've now hacked into her personal e-mail:

The FBI and Secret Service have launched a joint investigation into the apparent hacking of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s private e-mail account after a widely-read Web site published screen grabs from it on

The article posted on revealed snapshots of e-mail exchanges the Alaska governor had with colleagues as well as private family photos. The gossip site says the email account has since been shut down.

The Secret Service contacted The Associated Press and asked for copies of the leaked e-mails, which circulated widely on the Internet. The AP did not comply.

It is lovely to know that the Associated Press, that guardian of freedom, apparently does not believe in protecting people's privacy. This comes after the content of another of Palin's private e-mail accounts in The Washington Post last week. How low will some of these sick people stoop?

The Gawker article boasts about the lengths to which the reporter went to verify the account, saying he or she even called a phone number listed for Palin’s teenage daughter, Bristol, which apparently went to her voicemail. The site also
listed dozens of contact e-mails from the account.

I would like to that the Obama campaign has more class than to use material that its supporters (including the national press, which is essentially an extention of Barack Obama's campaign) gleaned by hacking into people's e-mail. However, it is a sad commentary on the state of our political affairs in this nation that I can honestly say that I do not trust Obama or his surrogates to behave with the dignity and class that it would take not only to condemn this kind of action, but not to use the hacked material against his political opponents.

I would venture to say that there are many in the party opposite who also have no trust for our side in the present climate. Decency and trust between our political factions has eroded to a level rivaled only, perhaps, by the situation in 1860.

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