Sunday, January 27, 2008

SMS safety

My first real job out of college (discounting the fake one) had me going to a lot of policy conferences, where I would frequently run into a colleague who worked in the office of the then-recently elected Mayor of Detroit. We chatted a lot about local political dynamics in small cities, and messages that worked on the issue we were paid to advance.

While not paying attention to the deregulation lecture in Econ last week, I found out via Wonkette that said Mayor now faces a text-message scandal, with steamy texts proving both he and a staffer committed perjury and face legal consequences.

But according to the Detroit Free Press, the rest of us can rest easy. Our drunken, angry, gushy, or conspiratorial messages will probably not come back to hurt us.


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