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No joke, the kid who guessed that famous Wasilla person (and former half-term governor) Sarah Palin was from “Wasilla” is now facing up to 20 years in prison for doing so. It seems Sarah Palin had a Yahoo! address, and used the security question: “What high school did you attend.” After literally zero research, David Kernell guessed “Wasilla High,” and had access to Palin’s email. Yes, the governor of Alaska’s email was that easy to hack. Is that even considered hacking — figuring out a rube’s password?

Meh, apparently it is, and now Kernell is probably headed to the slammer. Palin put the whole situation in perspective on facebook, of course.

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.

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