Really, though, this is all a partisan witch-hunt:
An informal adviser who has counseled Gov. Sarah Palin on ethics issues urged her in July to apologize for her handling of the dismissal of the state’s public safety commissioner and warned that the matter could snowball into a bigger scandal.
He also said, in a letter reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, that she should fire any aides who had raised concerns with the chief over a state trooper who was involved in a bitter divorce with the governor’s sister.
In the letter, written before Sen. John McCain picked the Alaska governor as his running mate, former U.S. Attorney Wevley Shea warned Gov. Palin that “the situation is now grave” and recommended that she and her husband, Todd Palin, apologize for “overreaching or perceived overreaching” for using her position to try to get Trooper Mike Wooten fired from the force.
The only thing missing from the McCain/Palin farce to date is a promise to bring the most ethical administration ever to Washington. As a side note, I remain absolutely shocked that no one on the right is appalled by the Palin pick (the most they can muster is painful silence). None of the people who at least pretended to be thinkers is calling foul. No one. It is all about how average and just like us she is.
I remember a few years back when I really was under the impression that the Democrats were filled with radical liberals who were not serious, and that we needed to bring Republicans in to replace the Clinton/Albright era of incompetence. How the hell did I get it so damned wrong?
I know people in the PTA who hunt. I don’t want them in the White House. This is just absolutely crazy, and I am sorry if I keep repeating myself, but I just can not seem to believe this is really happening.
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The most depressing thing is that I have friends who have been friends of the family forever, their son is my age and was the honor grad at Annapolis a few years ago, and they are just good folks. I remember in 2000 when they wanted McCain because Bush was too religious (I was with Bush because I saw a winner in him), and then we were all soothed by the addition of Cheney to the ticket. Today, I am afraid to even talk to them because they are all in the bag for that odious pile of shit John McCain. They have learned NOTHING from the last eight years. Nothing.