Saturday, October 11, 2008

Palin Abused Powers

Not a surprising outcome of the Troopergate investigation, given what we've seen and heard of this woman so far: the investigation finds Palin abused her powers and created conflicts of interest in her and husband Todd's efforts to get their former brother-in-law fired (though not in firing the troopers boss, as she is empowered to do so without cause).

This I did find, well, if not surprising at least laughably disgusting:

In an e-mail statement, [McCain-Palin campaign spokesperson] Ms. Stapleton said the report showed that the investigation was a “partisan led inquiry run by Obama supporters and the Palins were completely justified in their concern regarding Trooper Wooten given his violent and rogue behavior.” (emphasis mine)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this investigation already a month in when Palin was tapped for the VP nomination? Meaning that the investigator was in place well before Obama and his supporters gave a flying flip about Palin, or likely even knew who she was.

Seriously, does that campaign care at all about the truth? Even a little? Or is reality just a plaything to be molded to their preconceptions and desired ends?

New York Times: Alaska Inquiry Concludes Palin Abused Powers

2 comments:

sleepyjer said...

The "partisan let inquiry run by Obama supporters" comprised of 10 Republicans and 4 Democrats. Not only was the investigation already ongoing when she accepted the nomination, but she encouraged the legislature to investigate when she told them "hold me accountable"!

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ap_alaska/story/542502.html

Deni said...

"Seriously, does that campaign care at all about the truth? Even a little?"

Ummm....No.

"Or is reality just a plaything to be molded to their preconceptions and desired ends?"

A big fat yes.