Friday, September 19, 2008

Since you've all heard about it by now

I felt I should post about the situation regarding Mike Kernell's son David. As you know, rumors on the internet at various sites have attempted to link him to the hacking of Governor Palin's e-mail account.

I have not talked with Mike since late last night, but as of this writing, to the best of my knowledge, NO ONE from the FBI or Secret Service has contacted either David or Mike about this situation. Mike is going to Knoxville to see David this morning, beyond that, I have no knowledge.

As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for Mike right now, so the updates are going to be sparse until we know more. It could be nothing, or it could be something.

Sharon Cobb has been doing a magnificent job on this, and I urge you to read her updates on this situation. I also want to thank R. Neal at TennViews, and our beloved Newscoma for her kind words as well as those of Rep. Stacey Campfield. Yes, you read that right, Stacey Campfield, and I appreciate it.

So, when I know more, you'll know more, in the interim, check Sharon for updates.


joe4444 said...

This is insane. I remember personally meeting David about 10-12 years ago when Mike brought his children to my house. I was about 12 and I think David was 8. I've seen him a few times since then, but never would've imagined something like this happening.

As a current resident of District 93, as a personal acquaintance of Mike Kernell (my dad being a close friend to him for many years), I sympathize greatly with him and his situation right now. To be placed where you have to accept personal responsibility for the actions of a family member that you cannot control and to have your job placed in jeopardy, bears grief that I cannot relate. Mike, you still have my vote, this does not define your efforts and voting that has maintained stability in District 93 while the rest of the city has gone in a downward spiral.

Anonymous said...

so no update yet huh? i have screen shots of his confession on /b/. He is old enough to know better and should be charged to the fullest extent of the law! but we all know his daddy will pull the strings and he will get a slap on the hand! must be nice~ but is whats wrong with these politicians in the first place being put above the law!

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