Worst October Surprise Ever:
Independent Counsel Clears Palin of Ethics Violations
A second investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused the powers of her office to pursue a personal vendetta has found “no probable cause” to believe she violated an Alaska ethics law by trying to get her former brother-in-law, a state trooper, fired or by actually dismissing the state’s public safety commission, who was the trooper’s boss.
The conclusion by an independent investigator for the state Personnel Board contradicts a determination last month of an inquiry by the Alaska Legislature that Ms. Palin had breached the ethics act by pressing to have the trooper, Michael Wooten, dismissed.
Combine that with the self-probe and 2 out of 3 investigations declare: innocent! That rounds up to full exoneration! (To be honest, I could care less about this story – I just wanted an excuse to post that title. )
Ms. Palin initially said that she welcomed an investigation into Mr. Monegan’s removal. But she then declined to cooperate with the Legislature’s inquiry, which the McCain-Palin campaign insisted had been manipulated by pro-Obama Democratic lawmakers trying to influence the outcome of the presidential election. Ms. Palin said that the Personnel Board was the appropriate body to deal with the matter, and she pledged to cooperate with the separate inquiry by the panel after filing a complaint against herself.
Everybody knows she did that shit. Hell, her supporters are proud of the way the Palins have psychotically stalked the estranged brother-in-law. As far as concerns about “abuse of power” go, that’s like a merit badge for Republicans.
No, there’s only one person in this whole sorry story who I’m concerned about: young Levi.
This kid must be horrified on a daily basis. I could be reading too much into this article, but does anyone else hear a cry for help?
“I just hope she wins,” he said. “She’s my future mother-in-law. She better win.”
… he said with a gulp.