'Splain me, please?

I am second to none in my indignation at the breach of Obama and now maybe Hillary's passport files. But here's the thing: what was the point? I mean, what interesting information could you possibly learn from the passport records of people whose every move is public record? To be sure, I wouldn't want people looking at my passport photos . . . but I wouldn't really want to look at anyone else's, either.

That doesn't excuse the people who did it: prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, and all that. But still I wonder . . . why?

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Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and a former senior editor at The Atlantic. Her new book is The Up Side of Down.

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