Palin's ethics woes may not be over

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    The ethics woes for Palin may not be over.

    At the same time that lawmakers on Friday were hearing Branchflower review his findings, a state Superior Court judge ordered Palin to preserve e-mails, dating back to the time she took office, that she sent and received on her private Yahoo account. That order came in response to an Oct. 2 lawsuit filed by a former Palin supporter who believes the governor and her husband have been using private e-mail accounts to keep their activities out of the public eye, in violation of state public-records laws and standard public information practices.

    “Nobody in their right mind would ever think of using a private e-mail address to conduct state business consistently,” says the plaintiff, Anchorage activist Andree McLeod, a Republican who says she has become disenchanted with the governor.

    Ms. McLeod says she does not know how many private e-mails contain government-related information. “What I do know is a secret government is a corrupt government,” she says.

    Post ‘troopergate,’ Palin still popular in Alaska, just not as much | csmonitor.com
     
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    Anytime Kirk responds with a Christian Science Monitor article, you know the well has dried up....:eusa_shifty:
     
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    Weren't you the one that said Palin did not violate any laws in Troopergate?
     
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    The odd thing is that no one has been able to cite the specific law that she broke.
     
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    Branchflower Report, FINDING ONE:


     
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    See, Kirk never would have done that.
     
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    Look at me. I'm Kirk. I'm posting something that's been posted twice already!
     
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    Sorry, I was busy working.
     
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    can i have fries with that, please?
     
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    From this article: Panel: Palin abused power in trooper case

    "The investigator's report states Palin's efforts to get Wooten fired broke a state ethics law that bars public officials from pursuing personal interest through official action. Watch what led to investigation »

    The lawyers representing both Sarah and Todd Palin issued a three-page attack on the investigative report, including the contention that Ethics Act violations can only involve financial motives and financial "potential gain, or the avoidance of a potential loss."

    "Here, there is no accusation, no finding and no facts that money or financial gain to the Governor was involved in the decision to replace Monegan," the lawyers said.

    Any abuse of power, they said, was on the part of the Legislative Council members, not the Palins.

    "Sen. French and Sen. Green may have abused their government power by using public money to pursue a personal vendetta against the Governor, and then agreeing to pursue the PSEA attack against an administration that would not cave in to outrageous union demands."

    "Put bluntly, Branchflower completely misapplied the Ethics Act and has instead sought to create a headline to smear the Governor," the lawyers wrote."
     
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