I’m a little late to hop on this, but as of Oct. 11th, Sarah Palin was found guilty in her infamous Troopergate scandal. Imagine that: a self described ‘pit bull with lipstick’ got drunk with power and miss-allocated resources… whodda thunk it? As for what the punishment will be, I’m guessing the McCain camp will just put her outside for a bit, call her a bad dog and then rub her belly when she’s learned her lesson. Here’s an edited version of a News.com story, full link HERE.
REPUBLICAN vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin used her job as Alaska Governor to get a state trooper sacked, a report said today.
In a 263-page report released by Alaska’s Legislative Council following a six-hour closed doors hearing, investigator Steve Branchflower said Governor Palin was guilty of violating state ethics rules for public officials.
“I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110 (a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act,” Branchflower wrote in the report.
The report comes as another blow to John McCain’s struggling White House bid.
As McCain sought to restore control over unruly rallies which have seen a stream of invective, including a death threat, aimed at Democratic rival Barack Obama, the “troopergate” scandal threatened to torpedo his campaign.
In the long awaited report Mr Branchflower said she had allowed her husband Todd Palin to use the Alaska governor’s office and its resources to pressure officials to fire her former brother-in-law, state trooper Mike Wooten.
“Governor Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda, to wit: to get Trooper Michael Wooten fired,” the report said.
“She had the authority and power to require Mr Palin to cease contacting subordinates, but she failed to act,” the report added.
Fuck that. You can put lipstick on a pit bull, but at the end of the day she’s still a bitch.