A Democrat Activist Blog out of Tennessee called LeftwingCracker.blogspot.com may have a connection to the growing scandal over the Hacking of Sarah Palin's private email account. The Blog lists State Representative Mike Kernell on the side Blog Roll. LeftwingCracker, run by 49-year old Steve Steffens (photo below) of Memphis, is a strong supporter of Barack Obama for President. Steffens lists in his Profile one of his main interests as "leftwing politics."
On Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, Steffens wrote a big invite on his Blog "Let's help Mike Kernell"
A Party and FundraiserTennessee Campaign for Obama
for State Rep. Mike Kernell (D-93)
at the home of
Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy
1035 Perkins Terrace
All donations welcome, no corporate checks, please.
If you are unable to attend but would like to donate anyway,
please make out your check to the Kernell Campaign and mail to
The Mike Kernell Campaign
111 South Highland
Memphis, TN 38111
Also, one of Steffen's allies recently wrote on the blog:
IF DEMOCRATS IN SHELBY COUNTY VOTE, TENNESSEE GOES BLUE. The math is simple and self-evident. We have the numbers to make it happen. All we need is the drive and determination of more volunteers who are willing to be part of the solution.
Anyone who has further questions about Memphis For Obama is invited to contact me personally at xxx.xxxx.com.
Dem State Rep. Kernell alleged to be the Father of Hacker "Rubico"
It is now being reported by numerous news sites - though we caution not confirmed - that Kernell might be related to the Hacker who broke into Sarah Palin's private email account.
The Hacker goes by the name of David Kernell, and is highly speculated to have the on-line alias of "Rubico."
Skirts, Not Pantsuits, Palin for VP reported minutes ago:
And the hacker is...Other blogs have posited that David Kernell is indeed the son of Democrat Rep. Mike Kernell.
My name is David KernellI am 15 a white cacasian male i live in memphis, TN.
This bio was posted in 2003 so now he would be about 20. There is a democrat representative from TN named Mike Kernell. Coincidence?
Images of State Rep. Mike Kernell on Google Search, which were available late last night, have been taken down. Additionally, the link to his official website is now "Site Not Found." Though, LR Blog has managed to obtain a photo of the State Representative.
If it turns out that Mike Kernell is indeed the Father of the Hacker Rubico, his direct connections to Tennessee Democrats for Obama will no doubt be of great interest to top news sources in the coming hours.
Note from the Editors - We would like to make it clear, that we are in no way connecting Mr. Steffens with the Sarah Palin email hacking. The only connection we are making based on the evidence is that Mr. Steffens is a big leftist blogger in Memphis and huge supporter of Rep. Mike Kernell.
Skirts, Not Pantsuits blog now has a photo up of David Kernell here!
RS McCain is reporting on his Blog The Other McCain:
As pointed out by Dan Riehl, information at the Register and Michelle Malkin indicates that the FBI and Secret Service should have little trouble finding the perpetrator. And since this is a high-profile federal felony investigation, I don't think it will be long before we have full details.Meanwhile, Texas Hold 'Em Blogger comments:
And it turns out to be the 20-year-old son of a member of the Tennessee state legislature. Which political party? You guessed it. A Democrat. There goes the “It was just a random prank” angle for the liberals.
Robert Stacy McCain won’t identify the thug, but I will. His name is David Kernell, son of Mike Kernell, a Democrat member of the Tennessee House of Representatives and a major supporter of The Messiah Himself.
Lo and behold, Mike Kernell, supporter of the Chocolate Jesus, has a son named David. The family is from Memphis.
No, this is far from just some random prank pulled by an Internet troll. This is partisan politics, dirty tricks style, at its sleaziest.