ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - This time, Gov. Sarah Palin can claim vindication against allegations that she abused her power in office by firing her public safety commissioner.
Palin - running mate of Republican presidential candidate John McCain - violated no ethics laws, according to a report released by the state personnel board on the eve of Election Day. An earlier, separate investigation by the Legislature found that Palin had abused her office.
"There is no probable cause to believe that the governor, or any other state official, violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act in connection with these matters," the personnel board's report said.
The report was actually released yesterday. But why did we know that the foregone conclusion of this bogus tempest-in-a-teapot wouldn't come out until all the electioneering was done? Meanwhile, we have yet to have a single comprehensive report in the MSM about Obama's deep affiliation with the radical left, including Gramsci disciple Saul Alinsky. Or about Obama's almost certainly illegal acceptance of effectively anonymous campaign contributions hugely adding to his total. Or about the systematic efforts of ACORN and others to steal the vote in all the battleground states.
Nope. Instead, we get a neverending, breathless take on "Troopergate," and, lately, more bogus stories about how no one supports Palin anymore and thought she was a bad choice for McCain's running mate. Even though she continues to draw record crowds wherever she goes. The truth has been a major casualty of this election cycle, as it was in the last two.
Sarah will be back. One way or the other. In the meantime, we'll see to what extent electoral fraud influences this electoral cycle shortly. With what we've clearly seen already, God help us.