Massachusetts’ Christy Mihos is an interesting character. He started a convenience-store chain and served on the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority board, and was one of the first officials to blow the whistle on the overspending, fraud, and waste. For that, he was fired by the then-governor, Jane Swift.
Now Christy’s running for governor as an independent, and like all candidates, set up his web site. Unfortunately, someone got to www.christymihos.com before he could, and turned it into an ad for Christy’s Democratic rival.
Christy’s shrugging it off, but it’s an annoying problem for a lot of politicians. I’d like to see Deval Patrick, the guy gaining the benefit of this cybersquatter’s filching, denounce it — but I’m not holding my breath.