When a hacker found his way into our 41st and 43rd presidents' personal e-mail accounts, exposing records of correspondence among the former leaders of the free world as well as George W. Bush's haunting paintings of himself bathing, we all had a good laugh. Unfortunately, the hack had some collateral damage, and now nobody's laughing: Jim Nantz, America's broadcaster, may have had some sensitive information leaked. From the Smoking Gun's report:
Correspondence obtained by the hacker indicates that at least six separate e-mail accounts have been compromised, including the AOL account of Dorothy Bush Koch, daughter of George H.W. Bush and sister of George W. Bush. Other breached accounts belong to Willard Heminway, 79, an old friend of the 41st president who lives in Greenwich, Connecticut; CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz, a longtime Bush family friend; former first lady Barbara Bush's brother; and George H.W. Bush's sister-in-law.
Both Heminway and Nantz corresponded with Bush, 88, about playing golf and visiting the Bush compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.
The hacked e-mails, sent between 2009 and 2012, include correspondence between Nantz and George W. Bush's scheduler about an October 2010 golf outing in Dallas. One e-mail includes the street address for Bush, 66, as well as the four-digit code Nantz needed to enter at a security gate. A second e-mail includes details of where Nantz and Bush planned to have dinner after their Saturday golf outing.
Both Heminway and Nantz corresponded with Bush, 88, about playing golf and visiting the Bush compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. We'll never have a whiter sentence than one recounting correspondence between two WASP icons—George H.W. Bush and Jim Nantz—about making a golf trio with some guy named Hemingway and hanging out at a compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. What do you think those guys talk about? Braided belts? Saltines? The dangers of women's soccer? We can only hope someone leaks those conversations as well, so we can use the paper they're printed on to make drywall.
Audacious Hack Exposes Bush Family Pix, E-Mail [The Smoking Gun]