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Palin Failin’: On Professionalism and Experience

The Palin Fail on abuse of power and ethics violation is a matter of record now.  A non-partisan legislative council convicted her of those charges.  The McCain machine response is that she wins because she does not face certain censure and impeachment due to her violations, only potential censure and impeachment.  They – and most of the media – have missed the point.

The Palin administration has been convicted of rank amateurism.  If this is the “executive experience” she touts, we are better off hiring an experienced executive crook like Ken Lay.


At least one person in the media didn’t miss that.

Palin Failin’: On Reading Troopergate Report

Sarah Palin, the person who at the moment is both a candidate for Vice President as well as Governor of Alaska, has been asked to repeat her High School Reading Comprehension class.  Apparently, she believes that the Troopergate report released on Friday vindicates her.


Mrs. Haverschatt – Palin’s original Reading Comprehension teacher when she was a junior at Wasilla High – has said she would come out of retirement to tutor the Governor.

Troopergate Report Diary – Busted! [UPDATED x7]

[UPDATE 4] 9:28pm  The report is out, and in brief it says: [sic]”She definitely did abuse power and break trust with the people, but we don’t recommend a criminal investigation.”

What this means is that those of her base will continue to be excited by what a Mavericky Maverick she is, and those on the fence will have yet another reason to question every word that comes out of her mouth.

She broke the public trust and abused the power of her office.

Expect the MSM to talk about this all weekend in between discussing how much the GOP has hosed the economy.


The “Troopergate” report on Governor Palin’s abuse of power is in the hands of the Legislative Council right now.  They got their hands on the 200+ page report and 600+ pages of backup documentation this morning at 9am local time (1pm ET).


I am going to keep tabs on this and update this diary as events unfold.

Palin Failin’ on Troopergate

Sarah Palin has seen better days.  Heck, she’s seen better weeks, better months and – by the time this VP mis-choice is over – better years.

Troopergate just went nukular.

“In Dozens of Calls, Palins and Aides Pressed for Trooper’s Removal” NYT


Governor Pain

Sarah Palin has been: busted using Yahoo personal email to go around the requirement of transparency and accountability in government affairs; kicked out of a speaking position at a jewish group’s event on Monday after trying to turn it into a campaign event; pulled off a trip to California; ordered her husband to commit contempt of court, who will likely be charged for this in January when the Alaskan Legislature is in session; caught taking 11 items through the ten-item lane at Wiggly Piggly…


You know, this is just getting boring.

The Best Defense is Offensive

The McCain campaign is now accusing fired Alaskan Public Safety Director Walt Monegan of “insubordination”, according to papers filed Monday by would-be President Puti…, sorry – “Palin”.


Gov. Palin’s Staff Now Refusing to Talk to Investigation into “Troopergate”

Gov. Sarah Palin had recently promised to co-operate fully with the investigation into her alleged abuse of power.  The memo must not have reached her staff, her executive powers must not be all that effective, or, more likely, the McCain campaign legal team trying to quash the investigation must be in control now.

This piece Alaskan news just prior to Gov. Palin as the GOP VP nominee, after a recorded phone call showing her staff using the Governor’s office for Palin’s personal purposes was released to the public.  KTVA reporst that Gov. Palin reversed course this day on her original denial of any abuse of power: