Can you imagine the outrage on the part of the lamestream media had the son of a Republican congressman hacked into Obama's email? We'd still be reading it on the front page of the New York Times and watching it on NBC News, complete with unbiased coverage of how the disturbingly racist GOP doesn't give a damn about privacy. The same people who carp endlessly about the supposed erosion of freedoms under the Patriot Act have been strangely silent regarding this chilling crime against Governor Palin and her family.
A 20-year-old college student was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Tennessee for allegedly hacking into the Yahoo e-mail account of Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
David C. Kernell, a student at the University of Tennessee and the son of Tennessee state Rep. Mike Kernell, a Democrat, turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday and will be arraigned Wednesday before Judge C. Clifford Shirley.
If convicted, Kernell faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. He is accused of gaining unlawful access to stored communications and obtaining information from a protected computer via interstate communication.
Kernell, who went by the Internet name of "rubico" or "rubico10", is accused of hacking into Palin's "firstname.lastname@example.org" e-mail account on September 16 by successfully navigating Yahoo's password recovery system.
I'd like to be optimistic and predict that this little POS will actually serve time, but my money is on Democrat Daddy pulling some strings and getting him off with a wrist-slap.
One final note: when I posted this, I originally tried to link to the story on the FOX News website. Everytime the page opened, it would then suddenly disappear; before I could copy and paste, it would switch to a Dell page. Odd.