The Wrong Way to Do Dirty Tricks

privacy       2001-06-17 
A startling report from the Minnesota Senate race provides a stunning example of American politics as tech-cluelessness combined with petty nastiness. Christine Gunhus, the wife of a U.S. senator who ran unsuccessfully for re-election in 2000, pleaded no contest last week to charges of using a pseudonym to unlawfully send e-mail messages that disparaged her husband's Democratic rival.