Dontcha just love how the "law and order" Republican Party drops any pretense to "law and order" whenever it might mean actual law and order might put their ass in the proverbial sling?
Today, six Republican lawmakers in Alaska filed an appeal, asking the state Supreme Court to — and I am not kidding here — suppress the results of a public investigation instigated by Republicans against a Republican governor, because that governor just happens to be Sarah Palin, and John McCain forgot to vet her properly before he chose her as his running mate.
You see, this is about "Troopergate," in which Caribou Barbie supposedly demanded the Public Safety Commissioner fire her ex-brother-in-law, who was a state police officer, for no good reason, and then fired said Public Safety Commissioner when he refused to do so. In other words, there is a question as to whether or not Palin abused her power as governor, and the people of Alaska have a right to know. The independent investigator plans to turn over his report by next Friday, and therein lies the rub.
Here’s the funny part, and I don’t mean funny ha-ha.
The legislature is majority Republican, and the Legislative Council, which authorized the investigation in the first place, is also majority Republican. But now, because John McCain made a rash choice for vice president, without fully vetting her, Republicans are scrambling to cover up for his lack of judgment.
Keep in mind; the investigation is already pretty much complete. The only thing these Republicans are attempting to do is to make sure the results of that investigation doesn’t see the light of day until after the election.
The Alaska Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal, and the oral arguments are set for Wednesday, so we’ll see. But I have a couple of questions;
If Palin did something wrong, don’t the people of Alaska actually have a right to know about it as soon as possible?
And similarly, if Palin is guilty of abusing her office, don’t the people who are going to vote for her on November 4 have a right to know that, as well? I mean, if a significant number of McCain voters are voting for him, because of his choice of running mate, and she ends up being unable to serve as vice president, don’t voters nationwide have the right to know that, as well?
"Law and Order" Republicans, my shiny white ass…