Elegant, deliciously elegant. COMPLETE OWNAGE: John McCain Myspace Page Hacked.
The bozos known as people "formerly employed by the McCain campaign". Copied NewsVine Founder and CEO Mike Davidson template. Mr. Davidson had released the template to the public with the request that he be given credit. Not only did they not give credit, they LINKED IMAGES BACK TO HIS SERVER AND SUCKED UP HIS BANDWIDTH.
The authoritarian mind is so utterly self centred that it has no conceptual tools for dealing with the network.
Which is why a major Presidential candidate from the right would employ people who didn't understand how vulnerable they were.
Which is why Presidential adviser Karl Rove and other White House staff used Republican party servers and personal email accounts to send 95% of their emails. The justification is worth its weight in gold.
"We just got a bit lazy," said one aide. "We knew E-mails could be subpoenaed. We saw that with the Clintons but I don't think anybody saw that we were doing anything wrong."
They may have GOT lazy, but they started out stupid. Or as Josh Marshall suggests
"they can’t have even the vaguest claim to shielding those communications behind executive privilege.”
For minds steeped in hierarchy and control, networks and open systems are incomprehensible and frightening, which is why they try to close them down and why, when they do use them, they get it so badly wrong.