I honestly can't work out if the current administration is just utterly, completely "tone-deaf" and not at all aware of how their actions will be perceived, or if they're all too aware and just screwing with the people who don't agree with them. (Yes, this is yet another varient of the age-old "stupid or evil?" question.)

The latest thing to bring this issue up is the appointment of a former DoubleClick exec as the new "privacy czar". No word on when we'll see a former Arthur Anderson exec as head of some accounting ethics board, but I'm sure it'll happen, given time.