Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bristol Palin Testifies in Tennessee Yahoo Hacker Trial

David Kernell -- privileged son of Tennessee State Rep. Mike Kernell -- could get 50 years (!) for the crime of hacking into Sarah Palin's Yahoo account. Fifty years? What kind of country is this? Maybe we should throw stones at him and behead him too.

On second thought, after reading Kernell's comment in the AP article excerpted below, 50 years may not be long enough for the a-hole:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Bristol Palin said she received countless phone calls and hundreds of text messages when her cell number was posted online after her mother's e-mail account was hacked. Only one really scared her. Palin testified Wednesday that she was 17 and pregnant in 2008 when her mother Sarah Palin's Yahoo! account was invaded after the former Alaska governor was picked as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Bristol Palin said she worried when a bunch of boys called, claiming they were at her front door and wanted in.

Authorities say Kernell answered personal security questions about Palin, such as her having met her husband, Todd, in Wasilla, Alaska. Kernell is accused of resetting the e-mail account password, making screenshots of contents and posting some information on public websites.

Bristol Palin testified that she had to turn her phone over to investigators and went without cell phone service for weeks because she couldn't sign a new contract as a 17-year-old. . After court ended for the day, Kernell was asked by WMC-TV of Memphis what he thought of Bristol Palin. He replied, "She's not my type."