Discussion in 'Congress' started by DavidS, Oct 10, 2008.
you should be embarrassed for yourself
If it's acceptable for the governor of a state to use their office for personal (in this case - family) gain then there are problems.
When Spitzer was found to be banging expensive call girls he had to go. Palin has used her office to conduct a family vendetta against her former brother in law and has been found to have breached state law in so doing. Spitzer had to go and did go. What happens to Palin is up to the Alaska legislature. But she was found to have broken the law. Yet here we see the most painstaking efforts at denying she did anything wrong. That's hyper-partisan politics.
what was the gain?
Agreed. We shall see if the Republican leadership has enough respect for the country and themselves to force her off the ticket.
An aussie from Victoria and the board retard agree on something, how drool.
It's droll, you moron. Of course since you are no doubt drooling at this moment it's understandable how you made the slip.
Aren't you just loving the GOP these days?
shitting on Americans again i see
Careful dear we do not want that major methane explosion on a Saturday morning.
Unfortunately for her the terms of the statute are so broad they encompass the efforts - by her husband who isn't subject to the statute - to get his ex-brother in law kicked out of the Alaska State Troopers. You mentioned omission. Quite right. Again the broad terms of the statute gather her in. She apparently needed to act to stop her husband continuing his actions and she didn't.
Now, putting things in perspective. She won't be charge criminally. Nor should she I think. If she weren't campaigning for VP then anyone hearing this story would make the usual jokes about Alaska (probably the same jokes we make here about isolated areas but with snow instead of sand) then this would be a ripple in Alaska politics. I would go so far as to think that no-one would be thinking about recall let alone impeachment.
But it's all fair game in an campaign process that emphasises character.
I'd like to see that Alaska statute here but there would be no chance of it.
Please paste and copy the part of the report that states she broke the law.
Separate names with a comma.