Palin: College Kid Hacking My E-mail Was Just Like Watergate

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"As Watergate taught us, we rightfully reject illegally breaking into candidates’ private communications for political intrigue in an attempt to derail an election." — Sarah Palin, on her Facebook page today. A jury found David Kernell — a 22-year-old Tennessean who accessed e-mails from Palin's Yahoo! account after correctly answering a security question and resetting her password — guilty of "felony destruction of records to hamper a federal investigation and misdemeanor unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer." He faces over twenty years in prison, mostly for the investigation-hampering. [Facebook]