The editors of The New York Sun question whether the media will follow the precedent it appears to have established with its Sarah Palin email fishing expedition:
The hunt for something to pin on Mrs. Palin seems to have descended into a kind of parody in which, if the joke is on anyone, it’s not Mrs. Palin.Another fishing quote comes to mind, one from stand up comic Steven Wright:
The question is whether there is a precedent to be established. Are the other politicians going to release the emails from their times in public office?
Now it may yet be that the press will find something scandalous in the emails from Mrs. Palin’s tenure at Juneau — other than the impression that she was a hands-on chief executive who paid attention to the details of both policy and her political persona. It may be that the precedent the press will pursue is that our public figures will have to make available not only their official emails but their private ones, as well, particularly if they used private mail for public business. Or it may be that the press will have to look for consolation in the old saying that God doesn’t deduct from a man’s allotted span the time he has spent fishing.
"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot."h/t: JewsForSarah.com