A Tennessee jury convicted David Kernell, 20, the kid who hacked into Sarah Palin's email account in 2008, of computer fraud and obstruction of justice. Palin, modest and magnanimous as ever, compared the case to Watergate in a Facebook message.
Kernell, according to Fox News, escaped two other convictions — he was found not guilty of wire fraud and the jury deadlocked on an identity theft charge. The onetime University of Tennessee student, faces up to
50 21 years in jail for the offences. Palin, who testified at the trial, just posted this wildly self-aggrandizing message on her Facebook page:
My family and I are thankful that the jury thoroughly and carefully weighed the evidence and issued a just verdict. Besides the obvious invasion of privacy and security concerns surrounding this issue, many of us are concerned about the integrity of our country's political elections. America's elections depend upon fair competition. Violating the law, or simply invading someone's privacy for political gain, has long been repugnant to Americans' sense of fair play. As Watergate taught us, we rightfully reject illegally breaking into candidates' private communications for political intrigue in an attempt to derail an election.