Where are they now; McKinnon, Fiorina, Whitman, Spitzer, Cucolo, Schmidt

When we post stories and blogs that are focused on individuals, it's easy to forget what comes of them. The story loses attention and presto, off the front page it goes and it's onto the next news topic.

When we post stories and blogs that are focused on individuals, it's easy to forget what comes of them. The story loses attention and presto, off the front page it goes and it's onto the next news topic. And if they do make back into the news, it winds up in the leisure section. Often that is hard to argue that is where it belongs. On other occasions, there simply isn't enough time to go back and follow up. Here's a few that I have attempted to check up on after doing a blog about each of them.

Gary McKinnon on January 14thwon a hearing to review his extradition case. The hearing will argue if his human rights were violated. McKinnon's date before the Judge is expected in April or May of this year. McKinnon has two websites dedicated to obtaining his release and are publishing all you would ever want to know about Gary. A request for comment from the U.S. State Department went unanswered. Perhaps they've forgotten about the incident...

Carly Fiorina is in what is likely to be a very close U.S. Senate race in California with her campaign claiming in recent polls, indicating Fiorina gaining on incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer. Problem, where's the poll data...

Former E-Bay  CEO Meg Whitman is still running for Governor in California. Good luck taking on the Terminator...E-Bay meanwhile has sold off Skype for the same price they paid for it and kept a 35% stake in the company.

Eliot Spitzer the former Governor of New York (and AG) who wanted every AIG email published online may have a great idea after all. Kristin Davis, alleged madam who set up the young call girl for the former Governor, is now running for his old job, Governor of New York. Wonder what she's going to publish as a part of her full disclosure...only in the United States of America can such dreams come true, well okay, Italy's Ilona Staller (probably can offer some tips) blazing the trail in 1987.

Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo - on the same day that I published the story about his standing order to women who get pregnant while serving in Iraq may face disciplinary action, Gen. Cucolo got blasted by no less than 4 U.S. Senators and several women's organizations. The General regrets the term court martial is in the General Order... wait till he gets home ...

Howard Schmidt, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator is still probably trying to figure out where the back door is. Internet Security has dominated the headlines lately with the hacking of Google, Iran's blocking of Internet Service, with extensive policy and assistance being played the U.S. State Department Hilary Clinton and the NSA. Ever since the appointment of Schmidt as the new Czar we haven't heard a peep. That may or may not be a good thing...

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