[Guest post by DRJ]
The young man who may be the Palin email hacker is a college student and the son of a Democratic Tennessee State Representative. Gerard Van der Leun says Palin should give the kid a pass. As the parent of a college student, I say let him sweat for awhile and make him reimburse Mom and Dad for those attorneys’ fees (Edit: if he did it). The best lessons are the ones we learn the hard way.
And I may put on my jammies now that I’ve discovered Jammie Wearing Fool was as bothered as I was by the AP’s refusal to turn over the stolen emails to the Secret Service.
ADDENDUM: Van der Leun also has the Onion on Obama’s Gmail!
UPDATE BY PATTERICO 9:29 P.M.: My first quick read of these stories about this was that the father had admitted the son’s guilt. A second read confirms that he did not. This could all be elaborate misdirection by the hacker. Keep that in mind.
UPDATE BY PATTERICO 10:29 P.M.: Also, via an update at Hot Air, we learn that the alleged hacker’s father denies that he or his son have been contacted by any officials about this.