Sunday, October 12, 2008

Palin and the Troopergate Report

According to a report in The Anchorage Daily News, Sarah Palin is spinning the Troopergate Report that found she was guilty of a violation of Alaska's ethics law this way:
Well, I'm very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing ... any hint of any kind of unethical activity there.
Well, spin, Sarah, spin. It just ain't true. As the chair of the Legislative Council that issued the report, Senator Kim Elton, observed:
Finding No. 1 says she violated the ethics law. Anybody who suggests that the report does not say she broke the law, they just need to read the report. They don't even need to read all 300 pages of it, just page seven or eight.
The article observes that what is next is unclear, and it notes that some legislators want to make the whole thing go away, but it mentions a couple of other outcomes:

1. Impose fines, or
2. Take other actions, including impeachment. (Italics mine.)


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