Friday, October 10, 2008

Sarah Palin's abuse of power


The New York Times is reporting that Sarah Palin, her husband, and her office contacted the Alaskan Commissioner of Police more than three dozen times in the space of 19 months in their effort to have Palin's former brother-in-law Michael Whooten fired. The article observes that the commissioner thought the Palins were obsessed with Whooten.

Governor Palin is under investigation because she removed the commissioner from office. Clearly, using the power of the governor's office to prosecute a personal vendetta is a violation of the public trust. We are awaiting the report of the investigation into the matter. Since Palin's nomination as vice president, the national Republicans have sought to quash the investigation, but the Alaskan Supreme Court yesterday cleared the matter to move forward.


Post a Comment