Email Spying Hypocrisy

Ok. This isn’t going to become a fulltime Sarah Palin blog. But this speaks as to what is wrong with government.

Someone hacked Sarah Palin’s Yahoo email account. Here is a quote from

“This is a shocking invasion of the Governor’s privacy and a violation of law,” Rick Davis, McCain-Palin campaign manager said in a statement. “The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession of these e-mails will destroy them. We will have no further comment.”

FBI spokesman Brian Hale said, “The FBI is aware of the alleged hacking incident involving Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and is coordinating with the United States Secret Service on the matter.”

I’m glad to see the federal government working to protect the email privacy of a citizen. Wait a minute? From the Washington post.

President Bush signed a secret order in 2002 authorizing the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in the United States, despite previous legal prohibitions against such domestic spying, sources with knowledge of the program said last night.

The super-secretive NSA, which has generally been barred from domestic spying except in narrow circumstances involving foreign nationals, has monitored the e-mail, telephone calls and other communications of hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of people under the program, the New York Times disclosed last night.

When a private citizen spies on a politician’s email we get an FBI investigation. When the government spies on private citizens we get………..

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2 responses to “Email Spying Hypocrisy”

  1. Josh Straub says:

    You make a great point Robert, hard to argue with this!!

    When will we get a presidential candidate who feels the Bush spying advances are “a shocking invasion of (our) privacy and a violation of law”?

  2. Anonymous says:

    A friend of mine had her email hacked into by her boyfriend and she turned around and hacked into his email finding out that he was having internet sex with many ladies… She told him that she was through with dating him of which he took ver hard and is now threatening to press charges against her for hacking into his private mail.. Its a sort of domestic sqabble that seems a bit small toast but what exactly is the law regarding this??

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