Palin e-mail hacker convicted, may get 8 years prison time

The guy who hacked then-VP candidate Sarah Palin’s personal e-mail account was convicted Friday of 2 of the 4 charges filed against him, computer fraud and obstruction of justice. To which I say: excellent. Now, sentence him quickly, toss him in jail and let him fade into obscurity.

During the 2008 election cycle David Kendall of Tennessee hacked into Palin’s e-mail and published content from it. Various news outlets and lefty blogs tried everything they could to make this situation all about Palin herself instead of the criminal act perpetrated by Kendall but, fortunately, they failed. As I said when Kendall was convicted, this was neither a situation of a kid doing a childish prank nor was it a heroic whistle-blower trying to uncover a public official using private e-mail to hid her professional dealings away from FOIA laws. It was a man targeting an opposing political figure and dismissively breaking the law to attempt to dig up dirt. That failed on him both ways and now a jury has made it official. Good for them.