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.
In a tightly scripted five minute and thirty second telephone interview with three Alaskan reporters who had been pre-restricted to one question each (“no followups, please”), our challenged challenger said:
“Well, I’m very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing … any hint of any kind of unethical activity there,”
She can be excused for missing the part of the report that convicted her of unethical activity, buried as it was at the top of the report:
Finding Number One:
For the reasons explained in section IV of this report, I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.
Having struggled through the preface of the report and given up in frustration, it should be no surprise that actually reading – much less comprehending – Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act – is beyond her. These are, after all, only Man’s Laws and are not as important to understand as God’s Laws. To save Gov. Palin from the struggle of reading the actual laws in full, I’ve pulled this one specific clause for her:
Sec. 39.52.110. Scope of code; prohibition of unethical conduct.
(a) The legislature reaffirms that each public officer holds office as a public trust, and any effort to benefit a personal or financial interest through official action is a violation of that trust.
We should not think badly of Governor Palin for her dysfuntion. All we can do is show her a little compassion.