I’ve read several stories today about Republican VP Candidate Sarah Palin’s response to the Alaska Troopergate findings. The best was from ABC’s Jake Tapper.
Asked “Governor, did you abuse your power?” she said, “No, and if you read the report you’ll see that there was nothing unlawful or unethical about replacing a cabinet member. You gotta read the report, sir.”
It’s true that there’s nothing “unlawful or unethical about replacing a cabinet member” in principle. And the report concluded that she had the power to fire Monegan.
But the report concluded that she had abused her power, and there was indeed something “unethical” about her behavior, insofar as it violated the state Ethics Act.
How exactly, can violating an “Ethics Act” not be unethical? What bizarro world does this woman live in?
Maybe she’s not talking about the official report. Maybe she’s talking about the report she released early Friday afternoon, saying she didn’t do anything wrong.
Does she thing no one will notice? Is this from the Bush/Rove school of lying? Just say it over and over and eventually sheep will believe it?