Friday, October 10, 2008

I find myself ... (drum roll) ... not guilty!!!


A report is expected at any time regarding an investigation by Alaska lawmakers about whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her authority in the firing of a state commissioner, whether her husband improperly involved himself in state affairs and whether her administration improperly gained access to employee medical records. When the probe began, well before anyone in the Lower 48 knew who Palin was, the governor promised to cooperate fully. That ended the minute she became the Republican vice presidential candidate. Now, Palin and the McCain campaign contend the probe is a partisan witch hunt (even though a Republican lawmaker cast the deciding vote on issuing subpoenas for Palin's husband and aides to the governor), and they were not content to wait until the report came out. The following are an AP headline and first paragraph of a story that moved on the wire late Thursday night. I didn't make this up.

PALIN PRE-EMPTS STATE REPORT, CLEARS SELF IN PROBE
Anchorage, Alaska (AP) – Trying to head off a potentially embarrassing state ethics report on GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, campaign officials released their own report Thursday that clears her of any wrongdoing.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pity Richard Nixon didn't think of that 35 years ago...

--Brad Hundt

October 10, 2008 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Whether the so called verdict is guilty or innocent, it will have no affect on the race.

Scenario 1: It comes back guilty. The McCain campaign and supporters blame partisan politics and the liberal media (of course). They also will step up their mudslinging efforts against Senator Obama.

Scenario 2: It comes back innocent. The McCain campaign and supporters gloat about coming out on top of the investigation despite partisan politics and the liberal media (of course). They also will step up their mudslinging efforts against Senator Obama.

Therefore having zero affect on the race.

October 10, 2008 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger PRIguy said...

Let me begin by saying that I like Palin. I don't know that much about her, to be honest, but I like what I've seen so far in her short time as VP candidate. However, I have a rather profound disdain for any politician, no matter what level of public service they're in, and it's for nonsense just like this. It's abuse of power and nothing else.

October 10, 2008 at 4:13 PM  

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