Jeb Bush Purposely Publishes Private E-Mails On His Website

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Potential Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush, brother of George W. Bush, has done something really quite damaging. In the spirit of “transparency”, Bush thought it would be a good idea to essentially leak the social security numbers and other private details of thousands of people online. Obviously he didn’t think of it like that – the intention was to publish all of his e-mail communications for the sake of openness. But of course, that was a very bad idea.

Before Bush pulled the e-mails, some managed to download them, search through them, and they found some rather interesting things. Things that could be potentially damaging for quite a few people. Those details included Social Security numbers, but those are probably the least concerning details leaked. As The Verge points out, many e-mails were those from individuals asking Bush for help with personal issues, such as those concerning finances, legal trouble and the health of themselves and even their children.

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So what initially seemed like quite a substantial gesture towards political transparency, has certainly backfired, and become a political nightmare.

Source: The Verge

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  • Hetneo

    His staff certainly has discarded emails concerning kick backs and dealing with his campaign donors, but were lazy toward personal info of regular joes.

  • Joel Little

    Well, there goes his chance at 2016. Do these politicians not have a dude they talk to beforehand that tells them “Oh yeah, that’s a really stupid idea”?