I try to keep an open mind when I read stories as creepy as this one. If my team did this, would I see it in a different light? Would it not sound so paranoid and totalitarian? The article actually addressed it, saying that neither Clinton, GWB* nor Obama did anything like this. But at the end they did throw the curveball that Lincoln did this extensively. Great. They last time America experienced this kind of partisan paranoia and political distrust was...right before the Civil War. Well, that's encouraging, especially with a president who, by all accounts, would probably re-institue slavery given the opportunity.
*are they not counting Cheney's shadow presidency?