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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