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Promiscuous Palin’s Email Violation

One of Palin’s personal email accounts on Yahoo! was compromised.

It seems the attack was from someone motivated to demonstrate that she disregards the law and principles of good governance by blurring use of personal and official email accounts.

Was the administration trying to get around the public-records law through broad exemptions or private e-mail accounts?

Activists, still fighting to obtain hundreds of e-mails that were withheld from public-records requests earlier this year, say that’s what it looks like.

The governor’s Yahoo account is “the most nonsensical, inane thing I’ve ever heard of,” said Andree McLeod, who is appealing the administration’s decision to withhold e-mails.

Regardless of the attack motive, I am convinced this woman is a complete self-serving hypocrite who has no clue about security.

The Associated Press reports:

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.

I think we should all take a minute to examine Palin’s heartless policy that charged rape victims for investigation kits. In that context I hope the Secret Service and Yahoo! bill her personally for materials and time that they spend on investigations.

“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.

I bet they hope all evidence is destroyed, especially state business records. It is more shocking that Palin has advocated use of personal email accounts for official business communication, making them a matter of public record, but now expects some kind of privacy for her accounts.

On the one hand she shows a flagrant disregard for the law and regulations, and then she has the nerve to accuse others of violating the law?

When it comes to rape it is the victim’s fault, right Sarah? Why did you let someone hack your account? Why did you make your account so attractive to them, and so easy to breach?

Palin’s hacker was challenged to guess where Alaska’s governor met her husband, Todd. Palin herself recounted in her speech at the Republican National Convention that the pair began dating two decades ago in high school in Wasilla, a town near Anchorage.

“I found out later though (sic) more research that they met at high school, so I did variations of that, high, high school, eventually hit on ‘Wasilla high’,” the person wrote.

Wow. She really does not understand security.

To use her own logic, taxpayers should not have to pay for her promiscuous use of email.

If she follows her own advice, she will spend her own dime on any investigation and cleaning up the accounts.

Disclaimer: I worked for Yahoo! security and these views are my own.

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