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Troopergate Report: “abuse of power”? I think not
October 12, 2008, 1:21 am
Filed under: Democrats, McCain, Media Bias, Obama, Republicans, Sarah Palin | Tags:


The Report found “that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.

“Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) provides

    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.

I have trouble with the wording. I’ll tell you why.

The Report found Palin allowed her husband and subordinates to press for his firing and such activities were “impermissable”.

So according to the Report this constitutes “official action” which is a violation of a public trust. But how can permitting her husband to attempt to get him fired be considered an “official action” by Gov Palin? It can’t.

Please note that there was no finding that she gave instructions to anyone to do this. The report merely faulted her for permitting such actions.

Furthermore, even if it is a violation of the public trust, why is it an “abuse of power”?

The net result is that the Report is saying that failure to act is an abuse of power.

That suggests to me that the author of the report had a political agenda.

Finally, I have not yet found out what the the investigation was set up to do. Was it only to report on the facts or was it also to make conclusions of law.

(Link: Israpundit)


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