Teal: The Stupidest Color In The Rainbow
There's no stunt so moronic that a Republican staffer won't engage in it -- and fail miserably. The moral here is: Never trust a Republican with the password to your website.
A Republican operative has admitted collecting identity data from a political Web log - a practice the state Republican Party earlier had blamed on Democrats.The operators of the website gave Teal password access to participate as a contributor. And how did she repay them? By trying to disclose their identities.
This week, the GOP warned state party members that someone was compiling the online identities [sic] of visitors to the Web site coloradopols.com. The site is a popular political blog that invites comments from its readers, who can post their thoughts using nicknames.
The warning pointed the finger at Democrats, but e-mail records show that Laura Teal, a Republican, and two acquaintances actually were the ones involved.
Teal is a campaign staffer for gubernatorial candidate Marc Holtzman. She said her efforts occurred prior to taking that post and had nothing to do with Holtzman's campaign.
Teal is asserting a stupidity defense:
Ultimately, Teal said, she and the others were not able to identify the blog's anonymous authors and gave up.
I knew Manny Miranda. Manny Miranda was a lying sack of shit. Laura, you're no Manny Miranda.
(Link via Buzzflash)