You thought Rathergate wasn’t as a big a deal as Watergate? How about another Watergate?
The Seattle Times reports that there has been a burglary at Bush’s state headquarters for re-election in Washington State. Three computers have been stolen, and the data compromised includes details of Bush’s get-out-the-vote plan.
No definitive word yet on whether the burglary was third-rate, but preliminary indications are that it was actually somewhat sophisticated:
“If you’re just some burglar looking for computers to sell to buy drugs you take every laptop in the office maybe,” [State Republican Party Chairman Chris Vance] said. “But they knew exactly whose computers to get. They got the executive director’s computer and the get-out-the-vote director’s computer.”
The story continues: “State Democratic Party spokeswoman Kirstin Brost said Democrats had nothing to do with the break-in.”
Hmmm. Unless you want to say that you know who did the break-in, Ms. Brost, I think it’s a little early to rule out Democrats.
Power Line appears to have broken the story first. I’m sure my guest posters will have more on this story as it develops.
UPDATE: Actually, Kevin Murphy had the story before Power Line.