Here’s the spin Gov. Sarah Palin is putting on the recently released results of the Troopergate report (emphasis mine):
Palin: Let me talk a little bit about the Tasergate issue if you guys would let me and, Meg, you want me to just jump right on in there?
Stapleton: Sure governor, go ahead.
Palin: OK cool.
Well, I’m very very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing … any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that… .He did what any – I think — any rational person would do so again, nothing to apologize there with Todd’s actions and again very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing.
I’ve had a chance to read the Branchflower Report, and Gov. Palin’s assertion she was cleared of any legal wrongdoing is a blatant and obvious lie, given this little blurb on page 8 of the report:
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.
Now where I’m from, violating a state statute is called a crime. Maybe Gov. Palin thinks some laws just aren’t important enough to follow, but if that’s the case, it’s all the more reason why she’s simply not fit to serve as vice president. A good number of Americans have had more than enough of a White House administration that follows only those laws it believes are worth following.
What’s more, the fact that Gov. Palin and the McCain campaign would resort to outright lies to try and spin this shows they know Gov. Palin is caught. If she were any kind of leader, she’d admit what she did was wrong, apologize, and try to move on, but apparently she’d rather try to lie her way out of trouble.