Michelle Malkin’s article today talks about the latest coverup of Democratic wrong-doing: The illegal seizure of a Repbulican’s credit report.
Why is this such a big deal? Well, other than being illegal, we live in a world today that is jumping on every small thing and making into the worst thing that could ever be done. Also, this is an issue of privacy. We wouldn’t want anyone getting our credit report without our authorizing it.
Here’s some relevant quotes from the article:
Republican Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, a rising star in the party, is considering a Senate bid for the Maryland seat being vacated by Democrat Paul Sarbanes next year. Apparently threatened by the prospect of a strong, popular, black Republican candidate, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee got down and dirty. Two of Schumer’s staffers on the committee, including a former top researcher for David Brock’s left-wing “think tank,” obtained Steele’s confidential credit report by using his Social Security number, which they had reportedly culled from court records.
Under federal law, it is illegal to knowingly and willfully obtain a credit report under false pretenses. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act imposes a maximum two-year prison sentence for the crime.
The part of this that makes it newsworthy is whose staffers they were: Chuck Schumer, D-NY. He’s supposed to be a big privacy advocate. Keep tuned to this issue, it isn’t going away.