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Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta (Publicity still)
Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta (Publicity still)

Sunny Dhillon

Hackers bring on thoughts of Natalie Portman and Sarah Palin Add to ...

Somebody on the interweb appeared to have a V for Vendetta against Christy Clark. The Liberal leadership candidate's website was hacked Sunday by someone claiming to be from Tunisia. Ms. Clark's campaign says no serious information was compromised and her website wasn't the only one affected by the broad attack. Pretty much all the hacker did was post an image of a Guy Fawkes mask, similar to the one depicted in the 2006 film starring Natalie Portman.

No word whether George Abbott's website will soon be vandalized by a Black Swan.













While Kevin Falcon's website hasn't been hacked, he is running into some social media woes of his own. A fake Kevin Falcon has popped up on Twitter: @KevinFailcon.

The impostor has warned hackers who touch his website that they will "feel the wrath of [his]ultimate China style government." He's also noted his similarities to Sarah Palin and turned down an endorsement from former Vancouver mayor Larry Campbell.





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The news isn't all bad for the real Mr. Falcon, though. While some, including @garymasonglobe, recently speculated Mr. Abbott is the Liberal candidate to beat, Mr. Falcon is winning a race of a different kind. He is tweeting far more exclamation points than anyone else.







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My Twitter followers - both of them - might recall a post I had a couple of weeks ago about leadership candidates overusing the adjective "great" in their tweets. "Great meeting." "Great turnout." "Great website." Everything was apparently great.

I don't want to toot my own horn, but my complaint seemed to work. The candidates stopped using that descriptor in every post. But just when things were looking gre... err, fantastic, something big happened - Adrian Dix entered the NDP race.







Ever since, Mr. Dix has been using the word with as much frequency as Mr. Falcon is exclamation points. It's almost as though the two are reigniting their sparring matches from the health minister/critic days.







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To Mr. Dix's credit, he's managed to avoid one social media pitfall the other leadership candidates have not - he's yet to post blurry photos from the road.







The picture of choice appears to be that of a crowded room. I think. Sometimes it's hard to tell. The photos are shot on BlackBerry devices, which are less than ideal for that sort of thing. The blurriness is probably fitting, though, for leadership contests that still appear to be far from clear.

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