From a self-righteous post by the White House:
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This may, or may not, violate the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution or the Privacy Act of 1974. But it sure does stink like a fish left out in the August sun for three days.
The intent may have been innocent. If so, rather ham-handed. But it sure does seem like the start of an enemies’ list. Can one imagine the hue and cry if the Bush administration had done this? There would be bills of impeachment by now.