Evidence “mounting” that Dem lawmaker’s son is Palin Hacker

Kernell, a Memphis Democrat, said his 20-year-old son David had been contacted by authorities investigating the hacking of Palin’s personal e-mail account, the newspaper reported on its Web site this afternoon.

State rep says son focus of Palin e-mail hacking rumors

I don’t want to hear about her doing State business with personal emails.  You all would be freaking out about this if the shoe were on the other foot.

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  1. Aristotle says:

    because the only thing mounting here is a pile of rumors.

    Here is the full quote:

    NASHVILLE – State Rep. Mike Kernell said today that he was aware of Internet rumors about his son being the subject of speculation that he accessed the personal e-mail of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

    Asked whether he or his son, a student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, had been contacted by authorities investigating the break-in of Palin’s account, he responded:

    “Me, no.”

    As far as his 20-year-old son, David, he said: “I can’t say. That doesn’t mean he has or hasn’t (been contacted by investigators).”

    The “quote” you posted is not in the story you linked.

    So here’s fair warning, LB: Post a link to the story that your quote came from, or else retract this diary (as I have promised to do with mine by Saturday if no evidence surfaces that Palin was using her yahoo account for real Alaska state business).

    • Laughing Boy says:

      Sorry, Ari.  That was unintentional. The link in the story I was reading is faulty.

      Looking for correct link.

      Here’s another one for more info.

        • Laughing Boy says:

          The original source changed the story within the link.  That’s why it looked like everyone had a link that went somewhere other than the source of the original quote.

          From the Washington Times:

          Tennessee state Rep. Mike Kernell, Memphis Democrat, last night disputed published newspaper reports, including one in the Tennessean that said his son was the focus of the Palin hack investigation.

          “I talked to David today and he has not been contacted, not a target by any federal group, any investigation,” Mr. Kernell told The Washington Times on Thursday night. He was answering phones at his office late into the evening to clear up inaccurate media reports, he said.

          When asked whether his son is involved in the case in any way, Mr. Kernell said: “I can’t talk about my son. I can just tell you no one has contacted him or I about this.”

  2. DavidThi808 says:

    But as a parent I can tell you that children do things that we parents did not pre-approve. Sometimes it’s sex, sometimes it’s drinking, and apparently sometimes it’s hacking. The fact that the kids father may be a state rep is irrelevant – unless the father encouraged the behavior.

  3. Sir Robin says:

    Christ LB, you don’t get it, do you?

  4. Nine House McCain says:

    is if it were something like the Federal Gov’t breaking the Constitution to illegally spy on it’s on citizens….

    Where was your shoe and foot then?

    Talk about the GOP trying to play up distractions.

    Nevermind Republicans are about to provide the largest taxpayer bailout of banks in human history.

  5. redstateblues says:

    no matter who did it. Press charges, take them to court.

    What did this person think would happen? It’s not like they were hacking their friend’s facebook account. This is the personal e-mail of a candidate for freaking VPOTUS.

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