Musings —02.22.2012 07:54 AM—
The Citizen’s Dan Gardner and I, and precious few others, have been arguing for days that – however loathsome Vic Toews may be as a politician, and he is – it is unethical and unfair to dig for dirt in his divorce files. Among other things, it is unfair to his children and spouse, and exposes them to further pain and embarrassment.
Dan and I have been called every name in the book for the position we’ve taken. And otherwise sensible progressives have angrily defended “Vikileaks” for this loathsome invasion of privacy.
So here’s an idea: if you think what Vikileaks did is okay, will you agree to let me and a small opposition research team to go through your bankruptcy, mortgage, credit and other publicly-available records, and publish the results? Your Internet activity, too. When you post here, I get your IP address: we’ll use that to publicize where you go surfing on the Net.
There is much, much more readily available than you might think. We will then publish the results here and on Twitter, as Vikileaks did.
What say? Who’s game? This is a serious offer. (I’d particularly like Jordan and Geoff to take me up on it, but I can guarantee you that they won’t.)
Come on, Toews-haters! You don’t have anything to hide, do you?
UPDATE: It’s two full hours since I posted this. It’s odd, but no Toews-hating Liberals or New Democrats seem to want to take me up on the oppo offer, and let us plumb through, and publicize, the publicly-available material about them. How interesting.