She has been vindicated, but don’t expect justice for Christine. Former Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell was victimized by an inaccurate tax information leak in 2010 designed to damage her reputation. Using a reciprocity agreement, a state tax auditor accessed her information and someone leaked inaccurate information to the public. State officials seem not to care who did it. They should. The next time, it could be one of them. If you allow the system to be abused because it hurts the other side today, who will speak up to defend you when the table turns?
This is bigger than one woman. It is about whether any of us can trust our government with private information. It is also about can we trust the state government to tell us the truth.