Personal email and public office.

The internet has played an important role in the 2008 American elections, with all sides using email, social networks, blogs and other web based tools to secure votes. But yesterday it was suggested the who ever gets the post of president will have to give up their own personal mail, and blogs. The reason that the oval office feel that these are too immediate forms of communication and don’t allow time for a future president to consider what they are saying.

Governor of Alaska and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s personal Yahoo! account (gov.palin@yahoo.com) was reportedly hacked last month .The hacker posted screen shots of two e-mails, a Yahoo! inbox, a contact list and several family photos to Wikileaks.org

But it doesn’t end there, Matthew Mosk of the wasington post reports that in a lawsuit filed in Alaska Superior Court, Republican activist – Andrée McLeod seeks to force Gov. Sarah Palin to produce copies of official correspondence she sent and received on private e-mail accounts.

It is alleged that defendant Sarah Palin, as a matter of routine, has used and continues to use, (at least) two private e-mail accounts, to conduct official business of the State of Alaska. McLeod has questioned whether Palin was using private e-mail accounts to conduct state business in a manner that would skirt open-records laws,

Personal email and public office.