What on earth would have possessed the Gawker gang to accept the results of a hacking of Sarah Palin's e-mail account and post the results for the world to see? I don't really want you to click on that link, because what's there is none of your business. Nor is it mine. But there it is. And it probably will reside on caches on computers forever, even if Gawker eventually takes this scurrility down.
The good news is that the FBI and Secret Service are investigating the matter and these enterprising people who did this are probably all going to be headed for jail. It's a pretty open and shut case, after all, because they posted the stuff on a website. While they likely tried to hide the actual IP addresses involved, the Secret Service is very good at figuring this sort of thing out. They will.
I already see that the spin coming from the port side is that Palin shouldn't have been using personal e-mail for state business. What's been published thus far doesn't support that conclusion, but that doesn't matter. It's long since been clear that anything can be done to Sarah Palin and her family and she simply has to live with it. It's a good thing that she's tough, because she has been put through something that is unbelievably shameful.