September 18, 2008
Palin Hacker Identified?Claims E-Mails Are Proof Palin Did No Wrong [UPDATE: DAVID KERNELL, Son of Democratic Lawmaker, Being Investigated]
I'm getting bombarded with e-mails claiming that at least one of the persons responsible for hacking into Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account is David Kernell, the son of Tennessee state representative Democrat Mike Kernell.
The evidence is that the hacker responsible uses the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
That email was used at one time by a person named David Kernell. Democratic politician Mike Kernell has a son named David.
Pretty thin, but it's a starting place.
CRITICAL UPDATE too important to put at the end and which merits bumping this post to the top: Ace is running the flaming skull -- Meet the Palin Hacker -- and pointing to Gateway Pundit who quotes a local news source in TN:
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.Hmmmm....... Yes, it's still in the evidence stage, but the evidence keeps -- what's that phrase? oh, yeah -- mounting.
Another update too important to bury at the bottom of the post: Palin's family hacked too?
Law enforcement officials are investigating claims that the private e-mail accounts of the Republican vice presidential candidate’s family and staff were also compromised.If you can't find e-mails showing Palin was covering up "troopergate", then I guess you go after e-mails revealing who Trig's "real" mom was?
One more update: FBI's Memphis office, where Mike grew up and where his dad still lives, confirms being involved in the probe.
Also, earlier I posted that it would be relatively easy to track down the Palin hacker by comparing the Wikileak IPs to the IPs recorded by the proxy server. I had some of the facts of this wrong, but it looks like "rubico" may not have been the person to upload the e-mails to Wikileak.
Also, "rubico" claims that a) he was trying to dig up dirt on Palin by hacking into her e-mails b) he found no dirt in the e-mails.
A Michelle Malkin reader is active at the website where the hacker first uploaded the material, and it isn't Wikileak. It's probable that the hacker took the emails to this particular website, and then other users uploaded it to Wikileak.
More importantly Malkin's reader--who also appears to be a hacker or a person in internet security --also forwards the following from original hacker who claims he was looking for dirt on Palin -- but didn't find any!
Which is exactly the point I've been making from the beginning: that the content of the e-mails uploaded are such non-big deals as to make the accusation from the Left that "Palin was trying to hide something" more than just a silly claim -- it's an outright lies! Rubico notes:
I read though the emails… ALL OF THEM… before I posted, and what I concluded was anticlimactic, there was nothing there, nothing incriminating, nothing that would derail her campaign as I had hoped, all I saw was personal stuff, some clerical stuff from when she was governor…. And pictures of her family ....Plot getting thicker......
Earlier it was just some prank to me, I really wanted to get something incriminating which I was sure there would be, just like all of you anon out there that you think there was some missed opportunity of glory, well there WAS NOTHING, I read everything, every little blackberry confirmation… all the pictures, and there was nothing