A long time ago, probably as the domestic spying-slash-internet-tapping scandal was breaking, I posted the following search – thinking about what I'd like to see – the Government submitting to the same oversight as us jus' folks. Imagine if we could see what the Executive Branch was Googling?
I've long maintained that watching your server logs (incoming, that is) is a great idea. I've often gotten insight into stories and found out things that I might have not found out through other means. For example, why was the CIA looking for "No Fly List Spreadsheet xls" (story here), or what is OSIS? And who is looking for Matt O'Donnell nude (he's a local ABC affiliate news anchor)? Why were people from the Republican National Committee, such as "Shawn Reinschmiedt", Googling staff members regarding the "caging list"? Why was someone from the Pentagon looking for a WaPo story on corrupted-company MZM, connected to the most corrupt Congressman in US history? Hell, I even had someone ON THE FLOOR OF THE US Senate looking for "Joe Lieberman" (hint, he's standing over there, with the Republicans).
While there has long been a long historical precedent of wrangling over internal emails, from Reagan and Iran-Contra through Clinton to the current day, the webserver logs are far more interesting. What delicious treasure-troves await us in the White House webserver logs?
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