It's notable that the smear campaign is apparently coordinated by a civil servant, Damian McBride, someone who should not be engaging in partisan politics. If the civil service can so easily be co-opted to serve the governing party's interests it provides yet another reason why it is a bad idea to allow them to collect and store any more of our personal information.
* I won't pretend to be that outraged without knowing the details of what was said, although once the actual emails are published I'll fulminate with the best of 'em.
Update: Dolly's hostility to right of centre bloggers is hard to explain.
In what is perhaps the most vicious section, McBride suggests spreading rumours about the mental health of FrancesDerek Draper is a psychotherapist remember.