If you think I attack everyone on a strictly partisan basis you should read the thread where I defended Clinton's actions in the IRA peace talks.
I dont know where you get the idea that putting a word in quotes means you aren't denying the definition of the word in question.
Did you read the definition I provided? It absolutely falls under hacking.
The question wasn't whether or not it met the definition of how a specific group of online users views the word but whether or not he actually did hack which he absolutely did.
There is no point in arguing the nuances of the word itself unless you are trying to downplay the crime itself which is what he was doing no matter what public service announcement he included afterward.