Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Did a Democratic operative hack into local Tea Party Web site?

There was a story that came to light Monday about the local Tea Party stepping up into the political realm of Staten Island by infiltrating the Republican County Committee which selects the nominees for GOP ballot line - or something like that.

The move is kind of a no-brainer. The group is just a bunch of disgruntled Republicans anyways, so why not try to replace the current GOPers in power?

Of course they will get a shit ton of resistance from the Island's establishment - but hey, screw them, right? What have they done for us lately?

However, there was one interesting, overlooked nugget buried in the report by New York Observer's David Freedlander, who seems like a real awesome dude.

Here is the excerpt, referring to an e-mail note that the Tea Party was preparing to send out to it's 2,000 (yeah, right) members:
The note has not yet been sent out to Tea Party members. It was discovered on the group's website by John F. Lavelle, an active local Democrat and son of a longtime Democratic  power broker. He told The Politicker that he found the page by signing in as an administrator and taking a guess as to what the website's password was.
His first, and correct guess, was "Constitution."
Sounds like amateur hour espionage to us. Weird though that the Tea Party hasn't responded to this blatant form of thievery from an Island Democratic operative. Aren't these the same people who compared President Obama's new health care overhaul to white "slavery" - really. They do have a tendency to bloviate a bit.

Then the Advance ran a story also, without mentioning the whole Lavelle/hacking pseudo-scandal. But wait there's more:

That's a comment on the site, from - we guess - admitted hacker John Lavelle, who wanted Advance reporter Tom Wrobleski to take the stolen bait.

A lot of strands in Duder's head. If only we could find Bunny Lebowski in this mix of bullshit.

Trying to parse this together, and/or decide if it's worth parsing. In the meantime if anyone has unsolicited gossip/rumors/illegal information they's like to send us, go right ahead.


  1. John's a resourceful guy. He can even get you a toe. Believe me. There are ways. He can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon...with nail polish.