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Democrat rival admits 'hacking' Schwarzenegger

Claims it was all legal
Wed Sep 13 2006, 07:47
A DEMOCRATIC rival to California's governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted tthat his aides hacked an audio tape where the terminator said he thought blacks and Latinos were "hot" blooded, meaning they were passionate.

Cnet reported that the Campaign manager for Phil Angelides, the state treasurer who is running against Schwarzenegger in the November election, said the audio files were accessed through a public Web site, requiring no password, and were not marked confidential.

According to Cathy Calfo the tapes were a matter of public record and should be made available to the media and the public.

While it might appear that Arnie was subject of a dirty tricks campaign, one has to wonder why the tapes were on a Web server called speeches.gov.ca.gov in a directory structure that looked like "http://speeches.gov.ca.gov/dir/06-21.htm.htm".

Such a listing is exactly the sort of thing that a Democrat researcher should be legitimately looking at.

Calfo, who knows that her man is going to look bad out of this, has claimed to the Angeles Times as something done by two aides without her permission.

Katie Levinson, communications director of Californians for Schwarzenegger, said that the actions by the Angelides campaign come as no surprise and Angelides should denounce the unethical actions taken on his behalf.

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