Monday, August 25, 2008

Cindy Sheehan thwarts attempt to bug her room at the DNC?

I called Cindy's sister Dede, who is also in Denver, and she confirms this article: Cindy Sheehan Bugged in Denver

This is what Cindy told Rob Kall in an email:

"As I walked toward my room, I noticed that the door was opened with the security bolt blocking the complete closing of the door. I knew immediately that I had not left the door open, and I double checked to make sure it was the right room because, as a frequent traveler, I have been known to forget my room number, but it was the right room.

I was upset at first thinking that housekeeping had made a mistake and left my room open and I was worried that something might be missing. So I walked into my room and bigger than life, there was a man standing by my desk holding the room phone with a screwdriver in his hand!

I immediately said; "What the hell are you doing? Are you putting a bug on my phone?" He looked like he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar and stammered out: "N--no, we are having problems with the phone." I told him to get out of my room because my phone was fine and I called the front desk and the person at the front desk stammered something out about "problems" with some of the phones.

This room was reserved soon after we got to Denver last night because the room we had was inadequate for 3 people. The room was reserved under my campaign manager's name with a CFC debit card. By the time we left for the march, it could have very well been ascertained that I was the one in this room, and the room we did reserve could be bugged, also. I am confident that that's what was happening when I walked in on the "maintenance" man"

You don't come in the room with a screwdriver if there are problems with the hotel phones. You do it electronically, through the system or you hook up a new phone."

Looking at the comments to Kall's article, it appears that the guy may well have been attempting to bug, not Cindy's phone, but the entire room. After all, the telecommunications companies already have the "right" to tap our phones without a warrant ... Cindy's congressional opponent, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (and, incidentally, Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama) made sure of that when they voted for the 4th-amendment-gutting FISA bill.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am outraged for Cindy Sheehan. I am outraged for Amy Goodman. I am outraged for Elliot Hughes.

I am outraged that the "chronically homeless" in Houston, Texas were "sweeped up" like yesterday's trash and jailed during Hurricane Ike.