Friday, October 10, 2008

Sarah Palin Abused Power

The panel investigating "Troopergate" has released their report, and perhaps not surprisingly, founds that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power for personal gain in the firing of the public safety commissioner. As a reminder, the public safety commissioner refused to fire a state trooper who was going through a bitter divorce with Palin's sister.

According to the New York Times article:
"The report, which was commissioned and released by a bipartisan state legislative panel made up of 10 Republicans and 4 Democrats, said: “The evidence supports the conclusion that Governor Palin, at the least, engaged in ‘official action’ by her inaction if not her active participation or assistance to her husband in attempting to get Trooper Wooten fired [and there is evidence of her active participation].”
Bottom line, I am not at all surprised. What it comes back to, however, is the poor judgment John McCain made in selecting Sarah Palin, who was already under an ethics investigation, to be his VP pick. Either he was rash and chose her without proper vetting or he showed bad judgement by choosing a running mate who was under a current investigation for abuse of power. And what does it say for the Republican party that they could not find anyone clean to be the Vice Presidential nominee?

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