This seriously is becoming a damned joke:
CREW Analysis: Governor Palin has been quietly undermining ethics inquiry into firing of Public Safety Commissioner
It is our belief that the even the perception of public cooperation is ending.
Palin’s attorney, Thomas Van Flein, is unlikely to agree to depositions, forcing the Alaska legislature to issue subpoenas for Palin and other present and past Alaska state employees. At that time, Van Flein will either move to quash the subpoenas, likely claiming the legislature has no jurisdiction to authorize the inquiry and that subpoenas for records violate the Alaska Constitution’s right to privacy or, those subpoenaed will refuse to appear, forcing the state legislature to seek judicial enforcement of the subpoenas. The delay will push the conclusion of the investigation past November 4, 2008.
That is the same strategy employed by the Bush adminstration to prevent the congressional testimony of Josh Bolten and Harriet Miers.
Whatever happened to “If you haven’t done anything wrong, you don’t have anything to hide?”
A McCain/Palin administration will be just a complete and total train wreck. More here on the efforts to crush the investigation. Those lawyers last week were not flying to Alaska to do a deeper vet. They were flying there to shred.