Friday, June 27, 2008
by Liz Garrigan
on Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:12 AM
is being investigated
by the FBI. Uh huh. And Brad Pitt is desperately in love with me.
Furious that Cooper is laying the wood to them for failing to return excess revenues to their members, the National Rural Electric Service Cooperative Association is claiming that the good government nerd of all nerds breached a members-only website and is now being investigated by the FBI.
Cooper has said someone with legitimate log-on authority to the website shared a password, which seems plenty plausible. Besides, who really cares? If I log onto Lexis-Nexis under someone else's user name and password, are the feds going to come after me? Doubtful. The member just as easily could have accessed the site and printed off what Cooper wanted, then given it to the congressman. No harm, no foul.
Granted, this congressional fight about rural co-ops—not exactly the talk of Cooper's 5th District—is good for little more than an insomniac's fatigue. But to suggest Cooper is a bad dude now in the sights of the FBI is ludicrous.
Yeah, right, Congressional Boy Scout Jim Cooper