Archive for ‘Mike Kernell’

September 19, 2008

Pray for the Kernell family

According to Tennessee blogger Sharon Cobb, there have been death threats against state Rep. Mike Kernell. This is crazy behavior, and whoever is responsible for it should be prosecuted.

People: It’s just politics, OK? The United States is the greatest country in the world, with the greatest people in the world, and whatever happens Nov. 4 will not change that. If the result is the election of a Democrat . . . so what?

A nation that can survive LBJ, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton is a nation that even Barack Obama can’t destroy. The man has already turned thousands of Hillary Clinton supporters into ex-Democrats. Just think how many ex-Democrats he’d create if he managed to get elected.

Whoever hacked Sarah Palin’s e-mail and then went online to brag about wanting to “derail her campaign” has clearly lost perspective about this election. So if the hacker turns out to be a 20-year-old chess nerd with emotional issues, and it turns out the guy’s dad is a Democratic politician, well, OK.

But death threats? What’s the point of that? Let’s leave that idiocy to the Unhinged. Besides, the media is going to go berserk on this one — check out this conviction-by-headline from the NY Post.

Look, if the FBI ends up bird-dogging on the Kernell kid, he and his family are going to go through a hell you couldn’t imagine in your worst nightmares. Ask people who’ve been through it. Being investigated and prosecuted by the feds is a soul-wrenching experience. It’s not like you’re dealing with the local sheriff and the county judge. It’s extremely impersonal. And there is no parole in the federal prison system.

Oh, and beware of the “obstruction” charge. Ever hear of a guy named Scooter Libby? He was sentenced to 30 months in prison. President Bush commuted that, but the dude still had to pay a $250,000 fine. He was disbarred.

Yesterday, somebody said David Kernell seemed to be deleting his online accounts. Bad decision. Attempting to destroy evidence in a case under investigation by the FBI? A crime in its own right. And the FBI has the best computer forensics people in the world, anyway, so you’re not helping yourself.

Don’t make death threats against the Kernells. Pray for them. I’ve got a hunch they’re going to be needing a lot of prayer in the near future. And God forbid you or anyone you know should ever find themselves at the center of an FBI investigation. Even if the Kernell kid’s perfectly innocent — mistaken identity or something — it’s going to be rough. But if the kid’s guilty . . .