Forgive My Cynicism . . .

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Mar 21, 2008 12:44 PM
Notwithstanding the news that other candidates' passport files were breached, it would still make sense for the press to dig a bit into the backgrounds and affiliations of the people who were fired for the snooping. 

Jim Geraghty points out (here and here) some interesting coincidences between Clinton campaign (or pro-Clinton) rhetoric and the snooping itself.  Assuming there was any information in the files (or that people believed there might be), wouldn't it make sense for the snoopers to make sure they accessed all three candidates' files, just to cover their partisan tracks in the event of being discovered?

Maybe this really is just a case of isolated snooperism.  But it's worth taking a look.