T-Blossom v. Anon Why was Karl Rove was so very off balance election night? The hacker group Anonymous claims they know. They claim to have thwarted Rove's "Project ORCA", which was ostensibly a real-time get-out-the-vote system, to make sure that R voters were reminded to vote if the ORCA system had not recorded them having done so. The hackers claim to have locked down the dedicated pipes that ORCA had set aside, bollixed their servers, effectively shut Rove's system down completely. So this is the next field of b@ttle for elections? Now that zillions of dollars cannot buy a seat, it comes down to who can better manipulate the computers and telecoms? Ultimately, to me, it seems like six of one vs. a half-dozen of the other. On the surface, it looks like Anonymous attacked a system that was carrying out a legal, ethical, even in its way laudable activity, so one might suggest that they are the real villains. OTOH, this is Karl Rove we are talking about. His absolute certainty about Ohio and total meltdown on TV strongly suggests there was more to ORCA than just get-out-the-voters. Karl Rove ethical? I will believe that when I see proof.