A bi-partisan legislative panel’s chief investigator says Alaska Governor Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper.
Sarah Palin’s rejected that she has violated any ethics rules. This damaging report is going to cause even more problems for the McCain Campaign image of Palin being a “Maverick” when it comes to reform. On the campaign trail, in Pennsylvania, this is what Palin had to say on the subject.
Asked by a reporter in Pennsylvania if the charges were true, Palin replied: “No, and if you read the report you will see that there was nothing unlawful or unethical about it. You have to read the report.”
The report said that Palin had “the authority and power to require Mr Palin to cease contacting subordinates, but she failed to act.”
It sounds to me like Sarah Palin’s in denial of what the report actually states. She is clinging to the phrase that notes she acted within her “constitutional and statutory authority” in the case.
Just 24 days before the election, time appeared to be fast running out for McCain to change the trajectory of a campaign which has seemed to be slipping away ever since the onset of the worst financial crisis since the 1930s.
Obama led McCain 52 percent to 41 percent among registered voters nationwide, according to a new Newsweek survey, which a month ago had the race locked at 46 percent.
As many as 86 percent of voters said they were dissatisfied with the way things were going in the United States, and only 10 percent said they were satisfied — a grim omen for Republicans.
Tucker Bounds is going to have his work cut out for him in trying to spin this into something positive. He has already taken a severe beating on air from all the major networks.