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More about “the wolf in sheep’s clothing” from Alaska!

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Josh Marshall is a journalist/blogger who has a well earned reputation for digging out the nasty but sometimes obscure bits ignored by big media. Here’s his summary of Palin’s “troopergate” scandal du jour:

We rely on elected officials not to use the power of their office to pursue personal agendas or vendettas. It’s called an abuse of power. There is ample evidence that Palin used her power as governor to get her ex-brother-in-law fired. When his boss refused to fire him, she fired his boss. She first denied Monegan’s claims of pressure to fire Wooten and then had to amend her story when evidence proved otherwise. The available evidence now suggests that she 1) tried to have an ex-relative fired from his job for personal reasons, something that was clearly inappropriate, and perhaps illegal, though possibly understandable in human terms, 2) fired a state official for not himself acting inappropriately by firing the relative, 3) lied to the public about what happened and 4) continues to lie about what happened.

These are, to put it mildly, not the traits or temperament you want in someone who could hold the executive power of the federal government.

If you click on a few of the links below other well known journalist bloggers are calling McCain/Palin abusers of truth or simply liars about a few of “Sarah Barracuda’s” more questionable exercises of executive power in Alaska. Was she vetted by McCain and his entourage of advisers or was it just another of McBush’s crap shoots which may be rolling badly?

It would certainly be wry turn of irony if McBush, who admits to being a techno neophyte, finds that the blogosphere does the Palin vetting for him with none too complimentary results.

And not every body in Alaska gives full-throated support to la Palin!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/09/01 at 07:39

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