A new tool in the DNC playbook?
Brazile urged caution for anyone attempting to download the documents, "given the potential malware risks." At the same time, she said the hack was carried out by the Russians, particularly the infamous hacker Guccifer 2.0, the same hacker who released DNC documents right before the Democratic National Convention in July, leading to the resignation of Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
I really must give Brazile credit for straying from the Democrat playbook on this one. Democrats haven’t risen to this level of creative thought in decades (“basket of deplorables” certainly didn’t cut it). If she had wanted to keep the electorate from viewing the contents of the latest leak (and believe me she does), it would have been much, much easier for her to just pull out the well used playbook and warn that anyone who ventures to do so is racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, misogynistic, and to top it off a climate denier.
But given that it is true that the DNC has been the target of some successful – and fruitful – hacks as of late, perhaps some caution is in fact warranted? Maybe Brazile should also warn people to refrain from opening any emails originating from the DNC or from using credit cards to answer any fundraising letters or phone calls from the Democratic Party...? Just to be safe.
Let’s see if this is just another ploy to deflect from scandal or if she really has her constituents’ best interests at heart. Don’t hold your breath.
Scott blogs at www.politiseeds.com.