The Last Person Who Should Give Ethics Lessons

A short blurb on today’s (I think) important  report from an Alaskan state investigation into Governor Palin’s behavior in what has been called “Troopergate.” From

Palin violated state ethics law by trying to get her former brother-in-law fired from the state police, a state investigator’s report for the bipartisan Legislative Council concluded Friday.

“Gov. Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda,” the report states.

Technically, Gov. Palin didn’t break the law when she fired Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan – which she is quick to point out in trying to defend herself.  What she did do is, in a blatant conflict of interest, try to influence Monegan to fire her former brother in law. UNETHICAL in her position.

So, before the Gov. gets back on the stump about executive experience, judgment and ethics, she should examine her own. Most certainly, the American people should …as well as Senator McCain. You know what they say about people in glass houses.


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