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    Default Sarah Palin "Guilty of Abusing Power"...

    ...but Republicans say it's OK because of a minor technicality:

    "I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110 (a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act," investigator Steve Branchflower concluded in the panel's 263-page report.

    But Mrs Palin's lawyer said that the report had not been conclusive.

    "In order to violate the ethics law, there has to be some personal gain," said Thomas Van Flein.

    "Mr Branchflower has failed to identify any financial gain."

    Note that the Republicans aren't trying to deny that she behaved in a reprehensible manner - they just say that she shouldn't be held to account for it, according to their interpretation of the law.

    Given that she's in the running for a job that puts her one heartbeat away from control of the most powerful nation in the world, and its nuclear arsenal, should we not be expecting a high degree of probity? Or is "I did it, but you can't make the charges stick" good enough to govern the USA? That strikes me as an East LA crack dealer's defence.

    Not that I expected anything better from that mob, but they seem to be getting more shameless by the day

    (Also note the careful choice of words: he conflates "some personal gain" with "financial gain". Does the relevant statute require financial gain, or does getting a feeling of smug self-satisfaction from screwing over somebody who you regarded as interfering with your personal vendetta constitute personal gain? Knowing American lawyers, this one will run and run...)

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    Do politicians have NO shame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Do politicians have NO shame?

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    You mean like Mandelson?

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    Evn if this ghastly woman had any desirable qualities, I could not vote for anyone who looked like an advert for Specsavers.
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    “Politician abused powers to extract vengeance on those that cross them and their family” has something of “Pope visits woods for a morning constitutional” about it. If this is ALL that they can dig up on the woman then she must be a saint!
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    Given that she has been inciting her nutty supporters to hate Obama so much that they scream "kill him" at her speeches....when he gets elected next month and then gets assassinated between then and January - will she be arrested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Who, Palin?
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    Here's one of your real favourite politician instead.

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