Thursday, March 20, 2008

This makes me nervous

MSNBC is reporting a security breach: namely contract employees at the State Department who peeked at Barack Obama's passport records. Olbermann and Howard Fineman are discussing this right now. Two employees have been fired; a third was disciplined. The security breach, by the way, took place two months ago. And no action was taken until now.

Team Obama calls this "an outrageous breach of security and privacy."

Go ahead, tell me I'm paranoid. Tell me I need to remove the tinfoil hat. I doubt these were just a few flunkies browsing records sans authorization. In fact, I think "contractor" is a euphemism for "fall guy."