Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin abused her power as Alaska's governor in the firing of her public safety commissioner, but violated no laws, a report for the state Legislature concluded Friday.If this had been Joe Biden, we would have public cries for Biden to quit the ticket. This is standard Alaska GOP, no maverick, no reform, just the same abuse as you always see.
Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan's refusal to fire Palin's ex-brother-in-law from the state police force was "likely a contributing factor" to Monegan's July dismissal, but Palin had the authority as governor to dismiss him, the report by former Anchorage prosecutor Stephen Branchflower states.
Toast. Over. The fat lady on stage shortly, the stake has just been driven into the heart of the GOP.
Having said that, Obama's response should be nothing. The second he attacks Palin on this, the McSame camp gets to play the sexism/reverse racism card of Scary Black Man Hurts White Woman, and more importantly the subject changes from the economy. McSame would love nothing more than for Obama to make this crucial mistake.
Barry won't fall for it. There is nothing to gain by attacking Palin at all now. The damage is already done to her credibility. The only thing she even came close to having on her side was the fact she wasn't as corrupt as the rest of the Alaska GOP. Guess what? She is.
The economy is not only far more important, but it's a 100% guaranteed loser for McSame. Period.