This is what happens when you make a rash, purely political appointment, without vetting the appointee thoroughly and completely.
Today, the Alaskan legislature, which is majority Republican, voted to release a report by a non-partisan investigator, hired by a Republican majority legislative council, that declares that Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, John McCain’s perky running mate, abused her power when she fired the guy who refused to fire her brother in law, because her sister essentially asked her two.
Here is a summary of what they found:
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. Alaska Statute
The legislature reaffirms that every 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 find that, although Walt Monegan’s refusal to fire Trooper Michael
Wooter was not the sole reason he was fired by Governor Sarah Palin, it
was likely a contributing factor to his termination as Commissioner of
Public Safety. In spite of that, Governor Palin’s firing of
Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her
constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive
branch department heads.
Harbor Adjustment Service of Anchorage, and its owner Ms. Murleen
Wilkes, handled Trooper Michael Wooten’s workers’ compensation claim
properly and in the normal course of business like any other claim
process by Harbor Adjustment Service and Ms. Wilkes. Further, Trooper
Wooten received all the workers’ compensation benefits to which he was
The Attorney General’s office has failed to substantially comply
with my August 6, 2008 written request to Governor Sarah Palin for
information about the case in the form of emails.
So., let’s recap. Caribou Barbie, candidate for Vice President of the United States, has shown herself to be unethical, and abused the power of her office as governor.
Haven’t we had enough of that shit for the last eight years? Do we need another Administration in office that uses the Constitution as just so much toilet paper? How is replacing Dick Cheney with this woman, who obviously shares that immature notion that, because she’s "the boss" in her mind, she can do whatever the hell she wants, an improvement? These people don’t seem to understand that the United States is not a private company, and she is not its CEO. SHE works for the people of Alaska, not the other way around. And if she became president, she seems incapable of understanding that she would be the LEADER of the free world, not the BOSS of the free world.
And she’s also a proven liar.
Note that fourth finding up there? In short, it means she promised to cooperate, and then told them to shove it.
Come on, folks. This is the kind of thinking we need to replace. WE need a government that works for US.
One question, though; since she’s less ethical than William Ayers lately, will McCain continue to associate with her?