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Report clears Palin in Troopergate probe

A report has cleared Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of ethics violations in the firing of her public safety commissioner.

Released Monday, the report says there is no probable cause to believe Palin or any other state official violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act in connection with the firing. The report was prepared by Timothy Petumenos, an independent counsel for the Alaska Personnel Board.

A separate legislative investigation recently wrongly concluded that Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, abused her office by allowing her husband and staffers to pressure the public safety commissioner to fire a state trooper who went through a nasty divorce from Palin's sister.

Palin said the firing had nothing to do with the trooper.

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20 Comments:

  • Thanks much for posting facts as many rumors and incorrect conclusions have been being posted.

    The initial legislative investigation seemed politically timed.

    By konane, at 9:31 PM

  • You won' hear the press on this news.

    By emilyg, at 11:41 PM

  • I'm just wondering who paid the people who wrote the report...lol

    The republicans have been known to get their way.

    By pacattack05, at 11:59 PM

  • What is your problem?

    By Todd, at 12:13 AM

  • What do you mean Todd?

    All i'm saying is that corruption abounds. That makes me look strange?

    By pacattack05, at 12:38 AM

  • Pac your sensibilties are corrupt. And you aren't strange, you are being jerky, y, and abrasively irritating. Do yourself and us a favor stop your premature a$$hol3 gloating. If things don't go your Obamas way, you'll feel stupid.

    By jarasan, at 1:38 AM

  • The presidency rests in the hands of the voters now. Anything said at this point is mute. Either way it will be historical. Either a black man as president or a white woman as vice president. Get over it.

    By Tenaj, at 7:40 AM

  • A WOMAN as vice president would be historical irrespective of race.

    Could just as easily been Dr. Condoleeza Rice as the nominee and I would have just as vigorously supported her.

    By konane, at 9:40 AM

  • And???

    By NBey6, at 10:03 AM

  • Oh the timing of it all smells like Salmon. "A separate legislative investigation recently wrongly concluded..." LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By NBey6, at 10:07 AM

  • Oh yeah, Condelezza Rice would not have been so stupid to pull such an arrogant move as to have her former brother-in-law fired in the first place.

    We forgive her and Colin Powell for their lack of judgment with George W. Bush, though. They were "hypnotized." LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By NBey6, at 10:09 AM

  • Me too, Konane. I would have supported Condoleeza too. But Obama didn't give me any reason whatsoever to like him. He is everything I am against. I think it speaks volumes of where this country is headed if Obama wins. America should be afraid.... very afraid....of this guy.

    By spy153, at 10:11 AM

  • Don't worry Jarasan, things are going my way. BTW...I've always been an A**HOLE. And you saying something about it aint gonna make me anything otherwise.

    My gloating is well deserved, especially after having to put up with you people's nonsense for so many years.

    By pacattack05, at 10:14 AM

  • Your a$$h0leness has reached massive Mt. St. Helens size, congratulations! you now are a major cause of global warming.

    By jarasan, at 11:11 AM

  • jarasan, calling Pacattack05 an $$a$hole will not get McCain elected. What's the point?

    By Tenaj, at 11:18 AM

  • Think in this case a$$ho$e was used as an adjective to describe the adverb 'gloating', not the person.

    Am sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

    By konane, at 11:31 AM

  • Thanx Tenaj, it's ok, let him vent, it's all he has left. Poor thing...

    It's not always easy to retreat gracefully.

    By pacattack05, at 12:14 PM

  • Jarasan and Konane have been very active on the blogs, but not just "talking trash". They have been posting about the issues and presenting very specific points.

    However, the liberals here, including those who have posted comments on this blog entry, have been engaged in ridicule rather than debate. You all are the "poor things" here, because you support a man who would institute policies that have kept you down for decades. The liberals gained complete control of Congress two years ago, and already their policies are being felt. It will get much worse when they have a president who will hand them a blank check - all the checks and balances will be gone.

    On the other hand, there have been no good reasons given here or anywhere of why McCain is a poor choice for president. Just ridicule and mindless comparisons to George Bush, which is a truly inane argument. That's right, I said inane. Look it up.

    Good luck to you. You'll need it. Carter, er, ah, Obama will give you exactly what you're asking for.

    I just hope to God every McCain voter goes to vote today, and this large group of undecideds go for McCain.

    By Todd, at 12:27 PM

  • And Obama bashing is debating?

    By Tenaj, at 6:39 PM

  • I do not see ANY bashing of Obama. I see nothing but legitimate remarks about his positions and ideology.

    There are not remarks about "he has goofy ears" or "he wears expensive custom suits" or "he smells bad" or anything like that.

    On the other hand, nearly every remark made by liberals about Sarah Palin and John McCain are nasty ridicule or pointless remarks that have nothing to do with the issues.

    This whole "troopergate" thing is a great example, because any thinking, honest American who took more than one second to look at the facts can understand quite clearly that it is bunk, and that she did an excellent job acting responsibly.

    By Todd, at 6:43 PM

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