Granted four years ago, I wasn’t blogging, didn’t have cable and wasn’t this attentive to the presidential campaign or at least, my memory doesn’t say so, but we’ve kinda passed the proverbial silly season in presidential campaign and entered unknown territory.
From voter registration frauds being alleged and Obama being tied to ACORN and still Jeremiah Wright (but he’s a Muslim **rolls eyes**) we now have another blip on the Republican ticket. Sarah “The Moose” Palin has officially been tied to this Troopergate scandal.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says she did not abuse her power as governor, despite a legislative investigation which found she violated state ethics laws by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper.
After the results of the investigation were released, Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, was asked by a reporter if she abused her power as governor. She replied, “No, and if you read the report you’ll see that there was nothing unlawful or unethical about replacing a cabinet member. You gotta read the report, sir.”
The politically charged investigation is over, and its conclusions are stinging. But the fallout, if any, might not come until Election Day.
Now, is the Republican right really trying to link Obama to ACORN, yet another tenuous link, meanwhile Palin has officially been accused of ethics violations? The report(<– PDF FILE) does say that she was found in violation of an abuse of power statute, but that otherwise it was by the book and that no recommendations for cession of her gubernatorial powers was required. Nonetheless, what was John McCain thinking when he found this lady?
Apparently, everyone thinks very highly of her despite we’ve known her know for only a month and some change.
It was mildly scary to hear some reports, unsubstantiated by the UNN, that she’s being treated by the campaign as a secretary of some sorts by the good ol’ boys club behind the scenes.
But this ship had long been sinking for Palin because Kathleen Parker prior to the debates called for Palin to step down. I think Michelle Laxhalt was a bit more incendiary in her comments because she not just said Palin was a mess, but went on to say that McCain has lost his mind because of the handlers and operatives that McCain decided to hire. Personally, I was happy to hear Laxhalt say that this is not the Republican party.
We may not agree on somethings, but dammit, these kind of shenanigans Palin has been pulling at these rallies letting folk say “Kill him!”in reference to Obama has got to stop. I was pleased to hear that McCain handled supporters well when they were ready to boo Obama mercilessly, and that Obama thanked his opponent for toning down the rhetoric.
Btw, should I put out an APB for “Regular” Joe Biden? When’s the last time we’ve heard from him?
Has Palin really lost her mind with the round of this past weeks attacks? Do you all who are Republican still stand by McCain’s pick of Palin? Is Palin’s unethical behaviour no more or no less than Obama’s involvement with Tony Rezko–and for the record, Obama’s name didn’t come up ONE single time during the trial. Do you think they’ll find evidence of Obama being linked to ACORN?
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Keep it uppity and keep it truthfully radical, JLL
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“But Grandma–I mean Mommy, he smells.”
“Shut up, and stop calling me Grandma! He does not smell, well he smells just like Nana, whiskey and ben-gay.”