Friday, September 19, 2008

Waiting for Outrage

The muted reaction from all the strict constitutionalists over the hacking of Sarah Palin's email account continues to thrill and amaze.

After all, the last time one of the candidates suffered a perceived invasion of privacy the Lord of Flies reacted briskly:

Team Obama was outraged until it became known that McCain and Clinton's passports were also viewed and the CEO of the contractor involved was an Obama adviser.

This story seems to be fast heading towards a prank explanation. Were the shoe on the other foot we'd likely be enduring comparisons to secret prisons and NSA terrorist spying programs along with calls for special commissions and perhaps even a few frogmarches. Rove would be blamed. Alas, the McCain/Palin team reacted responsibly, unlike the immediate reaction from Obama. Perhaps examples we can depend on.

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