Above: A different point of view.
Above: A different point of view.
Mike Pence routinely used an AOL email account for public business as Indiana governor -- and he got hacked. https://t.co/S3DzfH13TL— IndyStar (@indystar) March 3, 2017
Via The Indianapolis Star: Not-My-VP Mike Pence has an email scandal of his own.
The Indianapolis Star has revealed that as governor of Indiana, Pence routinely used an unsecured AOL account to conduct business, and that the account was hacked. (I think you can hack AOL by picking up the receiver in the other room, d'oh!)
According to the paper:
Emails released to IndyStar in response to a public records request show Pence communicated via his personal AOL account with top advisers on topics ranging from security gates at the governor’s residence to the state’s response to terror attacks across the globe. In one email, Pence’s top state homeland security adviser relayed an update from the FBI regarding the arrests of several men on federal terror-related charges.
Cyber-security experts say the emails raise concerns about whether such sensitive information was adequately protected from hackers, given that personal accounts like Pence's are typically less secure than government email accounts. In fact, Pence's personal account was hacked last summer.
Furthermore, advocates for open government expressed concerns about transparency because personal emails aren't immediately captured on state servers that are searched in response to public records requests.
So, some of the communications involved national security, and yet many times while on the campaign trail, Pence excoriated Hillary Clinton for having a private server and using a personal email account.
This guy (above) has no use for clothing.
Twinkaholic Andy Cohen enjoys Justin Bieber's “adult-dized” d*ck, doesn't enjoy Andrew Lloyd Webber's breath.
Researcher spends years finding tonight's TCM feature The Glass Menagerie (with Shirley Booth!), even though she hated it in 1966.
Trump picks anti-EPA dude to run EPA. Because of course.
I'm jealous! Russell Crowe got to choke Azealia Banks and is getting off scot-free. Who hasn't wanted to do that?!
Megan Mulally reveals there is a “very good chance” 10 new Will & Grace episodes are coming! Full interview here.
Also, a cast member says more Sex and the City could be coming.
His Carrier deal was phony, so now Trump attacks Carrier union boss to distract.
Sen. Sherrod Brown firmly rejects the idea of playing nice in confirming Trump's “disqualified” Cabinet picks.
Kathy Griffin boos Megyn Kelly for saying there is much to admire about Trump.
Hairspray Live! takes over Twitter and the rest of the world. Minute-by-minute GIF review here.
(Image via Twitter @ABC7Suzanne)
Pence's D.C. neighbors troll the LGBTQ-hating veep hard with rainbow flags.
Batshit-crazy Sheriff David Clarke may be Trump's most dangerous, unqualified, anti-LGBTQ possible hire.
Awesome new Hey Qween! merch is here.
Behemoth Bauer acquires Australia's venerable teen mag Dolly, kills print edition. RIP, 1970-2016.
Aussie band In Stereo had collectible covers on a recent issue. (Images via Dolly)
81 years ago, a solider is sentenced for sodomy.
Kit McCrean, who got naked in Times Square and screamed his love for Trump, explains why.
Trump CAN'T win Florida.
How Mike Pence handled an HIV epidemic in Indiana.
Salute this red-white-and-blue stud in a Speedo.
Gay-for-pay actor uses variation on gay-panic defense, pulls just 9 years for brutal murder.
I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016
Donald Trump initially said he would delay his veep announcement out of respect for the victims in Nice, France, but he went back on his word (again) and announced on Twitter that Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana was his choice, as had already been widely reported.
Pence is a far-right, anti-LGBT, anti-abortion governor. Trump already has the Evangelical vote sewn up, so I guess what Pence gives him is domestic, establishment cred.
It won't be too hard for Hillary to top this, excitement-wise, and if she goes with Kaine, she won't have to worry about the fact that he isn't very exciting, either.
Time reports on Pence's anti-gay ways.