Monday, April 09, 2007

The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

Several congressional committees want to take a looksie at email traffic on the RNC server with the adress According to the LA Times today, several laptops loaded with this domain name were handed out to top White House officials including Karl Rove with good intentions. They would use these computers for political work, and avoid using government equipment for politics. Ummm, yeah.

Some Republicans believe that the huge number of e-mails — many written hastily, with no thought that they might become public — may contain more detailed and unguarded inside information about the administration's far-flung political activities than has previously been available.

"There is concern about what may be in these e-mails," said one GOP activist who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject.

"The system was created with the best intentions," said former Assistant White House Press Secretary Adam Levine, who was assigned an RNC laptop and BlackBerry when he worked at the White House in 2002. But, he added, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions."

Several emails from these accounts were involved in discussions of Jack Abramoff's contacts with the White House, the justice department firings have already been discovered because they accidentally sent it to recipients with government addresses.
They are terrified. I am guessing that from January 2001 to the present, they decided that these laptops were like unbugged phones where you could do dirty tricks, plot legally questionable activities, and any subpoena of government records would not find these conversations.

That is where they went wrong. Karl Rove was banking on the Republicans holding the congress permanently. A hallmark of this administration is arrogance, along with corruption, and intellectual laziness. They are going to be in a world of hurt if these records get revealed. You just know with the kind of people running the shop, there will be emails that include government activities along with comments, plans that would be looked upon "unfavorably" by most people if ever exposed to the light of day.

The next two years are going to be loads of fun.