It's Not This David Kernell
But it is David Kernell, the 20 year-old University of Tennessee-Knoxville student, and son of a State Representative, Mike Kernell. A Democrat.
Why is his dad's Party important? Because this is what the hacker said about his motivation of hacking into Palin's account:
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
This David Kernell is now a target of the FBI investigation, although it's not clear if he is the hacker himself.
Instapundit has this link, but he also adds an uncharacteristic side-swipe at the brain levels of UT-Knoxville students:
"A UT-Knoxville student, no less. Should've studied harder . . .".
Come on, now, Glenn. Don't go all Matt Damon on us.
State Rep. Mike Kernell confirmed Thursday that his son, a University of Tennessee-Knoxville student, is at the center of heated Internet discussion into the hacking of the personal e-mail of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Kernell, a Memphis Democrat, confirmed that it is his 20-year-old son, David, who is being widely named on Internet blogs and chatrooms in connection with an unfolding story about Palin's hacked e-mail accounts.
The FBI and the Secret Service started a formal investigation on Wednesday into the hacking.
So, what now?