Disclaimer: I am a diarist who uses Dailykos not to pontificate, but to learn through interaction in the public arena. So consider my mind open.
Now that said, I have some thoughts about the Palin email hack.
When I first heard about it, I thought "What a horrible invasion of privacy." But as it settles in and assimilates with the other junk in my brain, I am re-thinking.
If the government is breaking the law by doing government business on private accounts to avoid scrutiny/oversight/liability do I not have a right to see those accounts?
Are the hackers the equivalent of whistleblowers?
In an environment where the government routinely does warrantless surveillance on its private citizens, is this not tit-for-tat sweet payback? I mean if they can look at mine. . .
How do we as an online community feel about this?
UPDATE: Great discussion--My brain is all tingly. This is my favorite kind of DKOS experience. Thank you all. Cheers.