What I now know about Olyscoop:

He isn’t blogging from a state office, making it less likely that he’s working from the governor’s office. He’s online from this IP: c-24-18-102-209.client.comcast.net

He doesn’t like it that I posted what I posted below. We’ve exchange emails, and he’s left a comment asking me to delete the previous post. Now, if there was any way to guarantee that I wouldn’t delete the post, it would be to ask me to delete it. Just thought I’d point that out.

The only question I have now is: Why the number for the governor’s press office?

And, that is about it. Below is the entire email discussion Olyscoop and I have had (in reverse chronology):

Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 15:52:31 -0800

From: “OlyScoop OlyWA”
To: “Emmett O’Connell”

Subject: Re: Who are you?

Whether or not you think it’s harmful, I believe it is harmful to me. I have rent to pay and kids to feed. Olympia, I don’t have to tell you, is a small town in a lot of ways.

You didn’t bother to address why you did not e-mail until two days after you posted. It was inconsiderate, at least. For me, it was damaging. Again I say: I would not have done such a thing to you.

I don’t want to close down OlyScoop, but if this is how I’m treated by friends, I’m not sure I have any other options.

Please take down the post and I’d be happy to chat with you via e-mail.

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 15:41:12 -0800 (PST), Emmett O’Connell


In all due respect, are you serious? Do you actually

expect me to remove that post?

I don’t know what I wrote that might be construed as harmful, I’m just curious about who you are.

Anyway, why do you post anonymously, and why did you leave the Governor’s press office phone number on your url registration? I’m getting the drift that you aren’t actually with the press office, but I’m still curious about who you are.


Emmett O’Connell

— OlyScoop OlyWA wrote:

Please take down your post about OlyScoop. I really wish you had e-mailed me first before you posted that. I wouldn’t do that to you or your friends, I hope you know. I want you to be happy and successful.

I hope you want the same for people who are a lot like you, as I am.

I’ll be happy to talk positively “olympia time” and add your blog to the roll on the OlyScoop page if you like.

Please take down that post. Then, if you want please e-mail again. I’d be happy to chat.

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 10:18:25 -0800 (PST), Emmett O’Connell wrote: