Jeb Bush Not Clear On How The Internet Works

Good grief:

 

Jeb Bush, a rumored 2016 Republican presidential candidate, just decided to publish hundreds of thousands of emails sent to him during his time as governor of Florida. On its face it seems like a great idea in the name of transparency, but there’s one huge problem: neither Bush nor those who facilitated the publication of the records decided to redact potentially sensitive personal information from them.

“In the spirit of transparency, I am posting the emails of my governorship here,” a note on Bush’s website says. “Some are funny; some are serious; some I wrote in frustration.” Some also contain the email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, and social security numbers of Florida residents. The emails are available in Outlook format, and can be searched on the web at Bush’s website.

 

Holy identity theft, Governor! Not exactly an auspicious start for the campaign here.

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10 responses to “Jeb Bush Not Clear On How The Internet Works

  1. Joe

    He’s off to a heckuva 21st Century start. Yesterday it was reported that his newly hired CTO had to delete a massive number of offensive tweets at Bush’s behest because they were “inappropriate.” No mention of how it was appropriate to hire someone with that level of disdain for so many different people. How exactly will Jeb be any different than every other GOP candidate?

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jeb-bush-ethan-czahor-twitter-rant-sluts

    • Wow, I’d missed that! Thanks for posting.

      I truly do not believe the country wants another Bush in the White House. The last two were enough.

    • How exactly will Jeb be any different than every other GOP candidate?

      He’ll have the backing of the Bush political machine. If the other candidates are really an undifferentiated mass, that should be enough to win him the nomination.

      • This is true. He’s the one the RNC always wanted, anyway. They wanted Jeb, not Mitt. They wanted Jeb, not John McCain. So now they’ve got him and they will be ALL IN. And they’ll use every trick up their sleeves.

  2. Joseph Stans

    He is family’s last chance to have someone smart front and center.

    • Scary to think he’s “the smart one,” this story about his days at Andover says even W was a better student than Jeb:

      Meanwhile, his grades were so poor that he was in danger of being expelled, which would have been a huge embarrassment to his father, a member of Congress and of the school’s board of trustees.

  3. I hope they printed his instructions to Katherine Harris telling her to alter the results of the 2000 Presidential election.

  4. Judith M. Costello

    Oops, sorry, that was an accident and means nothing! Delete, please!

    (sent from my iPad Air)

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  5. ““In the spirit of transparency, I am posting the emails of my governorship here,”

    I’ll go way out on a carbon fiber reinforced limb here to say that he will not have published ALL of them.