David Kernell, the student who hacked Sarah Palin’s email account, has been sentenced to one year in jail.
Hacked is kind of a funny word to use here. To get into Palin’s email account, Kernell simply reset Palin’s password using her birthdate, ZIP code and Yahoo’s security question: Where did you meet your spouse (A: Wasilla High).
Kernell’s big mistake was posting emails and family photos he got from Palin’s account.
The innocent prank now means a year of hard time, although the judge recommended his term be served in a halfway house instead of a prison.
Palin’s camp has declined to comment so far. Chances are they would have recommended exile in Siberia, which Palin can see cleary from her back porch.