[LINK] The difference in three letters

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Fri Mar 16 21:27:52 AEDT 2007

Linkers, if you ever typed in the wrong TLD letters, you probably 
didn't embarrass the President of the US:


Timothy Griffin, Karl Rove's assistant, the President's pick as US 
Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Griffin, according to 
BBC Television, was the hidden hand behind a scheme to wipe out the 
voting rights of 70,000 citizens prior to the 2004 election.

Key voters on Griffin's hit list: Black soldiers and homeless men and 
women. Nice guy, eh? Naughty or nice, however, is not the issue. 
Targeting voters where race is a factor is a felony crime under the 
Voting Rights Act of 1965.

In October 2004, our investigations team at BBC Newsnight received a 
series of astonishing emails from Mr. Griffin, then Research Director 
for the Republican National Committee. He didn't mean to send them to 
us. They were highly confidential memos meant only for RNC honchos.

However, Griffin made a wee mistake. Instead of sending the emails - 
potential evidence of a crime - to email addresses ending with the 
domain name "@GeorgeWBush.com" he sent them to "@GeorgeWBush.ORG." A 
website run by prankster John Wooden who owns "GeorgeWBush.org."

Jan Whitaker
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