As Sharon’s on one of her tears about what a mean ol’ meany I am, it’s important to make a few distinctions in regards to the investigation of one David “Orville Redenbacher” Kernell.Â This investigation is not about The Last Honest Man ™, Memphis (of all places) rep. Mike Kernell.Â This is about his son and what he appears to have done.
The only comparison I’ve made about the sins of the son on the father is the luxurious treatment he’s getting by someone who laid on Palin thick about her underage daughter being pregnant as being a reflection on her.Â Last time I checked, pregnancy wasn’t a felony.
Hypocrisy is a stinky perfume but it’s being splashed on like so much Charlie in Cobb Country.
Two, as Sharon has taken it upon herself to be the Kernell Family’s official spokesperson and as they have circled the wagons, called in the lawyers, and dropped all communications with the media – I only have one question.
Did he do it?
Not “can you prove he did it”?Â Because judging by his choice of attorneys it looks like he’s going to try and scapegoat somebody else.Â Will there be digital DNA evidence in an investigation where circumstantial evidence is damning enough?Â They will either have to claim somebody spoofed his account, that one of his roommates did it, or that someone broke into the apartment and did it.
Mind you, when your name is “Kernell” and you change the password on the account to “popcorn” you might just want to go ahead and plea bargain now.Â Save yourself a lot of legal fees and family embarrassment.
No indictment has been issued yet but this is far from over:
Justice Department spokeswoman Laura Sweeney declined comment about the grand jury but said afterward in a telephone interview that the â€œgovernmentâ€™s inquiry into this matter is ongoing.â€
Three students who arrived at the courthouse accompanied by an attorney early Tuesday went behind closed doors with the grand jury in Chattanooga and afterward were secretly escorted out a back door at the courthouse.
Neither Kernell nor his father has returned repeated phone calls since last week.
So this is my one question to the family’s official spokesperson, “Did he do it?”Â The e-mail of the next Vice President of the United States is alleged to have been broken into by your client.Â It’s clear to see that The Truth takes a backseat to party every time in Cobb Country.
It’s a simple question that strikes at the heart of people who value privacy.Â A too-clever-by-half partisan lied his way into viewing the e-mail of someone who had a reasonable expectation of privacy with the intent of embarrassing or humiliating them with that ill-gotten information.Â The computer equivalent of a cat burglar or a Peeping Tom with a political axe to grind.Â He just happened to do it to someone under Secret Service protection.
Luckily for Palin, none of her credit card numbers, social security number, or any other personal information has been thrown to the wolves because that was the intent.Â To find some salacious material in order to defame and humiliate.Â That was the admitted intent:
I read though the emailsâ€¦ ALL OF THEMâ€¦ 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 governorâ€¦. And pictures of her family
I then started a topic on /b/, peeps asked for pics or gtfo and I obliged, then it started to get big
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 confirmationâ€¦ all the pictures, and there was nothing, and it finally set in, THIS internet was serious business, yes I was behind a proxy, only one, if this shit ever got to the FBI I was fucked, I panicked, i still wanted the stuff out there but I didnâ€™t know how to rapidshit all that stuff, so I posted the pass on /b/, and then promptly deleted everything, and unplugged my internet and just sat there in a comatose state
In a nutshell, that says “I did this to harm Sarah Palin but I did not have the technical ability to circulate all of her personal information so I gave it to other people to do it.Â I knew what I did was probably illegal so I tried to cover my tracks.”
Again, the moral equivocators would like to compare dubious allegations of wrongdoing by Palin using a Yahoo account to the government eavesdropping on terrorists but that is wrong on multiple levels.Â Â Try using that defense in the courtroom and see where it gets you.
To the people spinning the connections to the Obama campaign or the Under Orders From His Father conspiracies, I would advise not to overplay your hand here.Â You’ve been given a gift in that the anti-PATRIOT Act liberals have been shown that they are completely in favor of unlawfully intercepting communications as long as you have an (R) next to your name.Â Wiretapping terrorists?Â Hrm, not so much.
Kernell overplayed his hand, don’t overplay yours.
Knoxville attorney Wade V. Davies
I have been asked by the Kernell family to represent their son, David.
This is a difficult time for David and his family. The Kernell family wants to do the right thing, and they want what is best for their son. We are confident that the truth will emerge as we go through the process. David is a decent and intelligent young man, and I look forward to assisting him during this difficult period.
“Doing the right thing” and “what is best for their son” don’t have to be exclusive terms.Â All you have to do is tell the truth and you never have to worry unless, of course, you’re guilty.