Wednesday, September 03, 2008

We're not hiding our light under a bushel...

...the bushel is to keep YOUR light OUT.

Political Punch
Officials of Gov. Sarah Palin's former church, Wasilla Assembly of God, in Alaska, shut down part of their Web site Wednesday, stating that their server could not handle the higher-than-normal traffic.

The part of the Web site no longer functioning appears to be the section where the sermons of senior Pastor Ed Kalnins were available, including one from 2004 -- after Palin left the church -- where he suggested heaven wasn't necessarily in the cards for anyone who voted for Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

Also no longer available is the video of a speech Palin delivered in June at the graduation service for the church's School of Ministry.
Unless the various parts of the web site are on different servers (unlikely), the entire site should be affected by excess traffic, not just selected pages. Now it may be that the availability of those particular areas of the site drove the traffic through the roof, and that taking these pages down eased the server load as visitors started getting 404 errors or browser timeouts. But it is irresponsible not to speculate (as Peggy Noonan would no doubt warn us) that there is a bit more to the story than that.

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