Jeb continues the proud family tradition by publishing emails from his time as governor without redaction:
“In the spirit of transparency, I am posting the emails of my governorship here,” a note on Bush’s website says. “Some are funny; some are serious; some I wrote in frustration.” Some also contain the email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, and social security numbers of Florida residents. The emails are available in Outlook format, and can be searched on the web at Bush’s website. […]
Other emails include potentially sensitive details about government operations. One email reviewed by The Verge discussed termination of a Florida Lottery employee; the email revealed the reasons for his termination, including “conduct unbecoming a public employee, insubordination, and neglect of duty.” The employee had emailed then-governor Bush to appeal for reinstatement. Bush followed up with a lottery official to see if his request could be granted.
Some include personal appeals from citizens with medical or employment issues. Some of these people included their social security numbers in the clear, as in the email shown below. [The Verge, unlike the Bush campaign, redacted the personal info.]
In another example, this email sent on behalf of a healthcare representative contains information about a child with a life-threatening medical condition. The email exposes the child and mother’s name, the mother’s home state and phone number, her social security number, and her healthcare identification number: [again, redacted by The Verge,not the Bush campaign.]
This is made all the more interesting by the fact that Bush’s Chief Technology Officer was able to remove slut-shaming and homophobic tweets from his Twitter feed after he was hired. Apparently his talent for self-protection doesn’t extend to the protection of the Floridians who wrote emails to Jeb.