Filed under: Election 2008
A bipartisan investigation has determined in a newly-released report that Sarah Palin abused her power in order to get her former brother-in-law fired.
Mr. Branchflower based his finding of abuse of power on Alaska’s Executive Branch Ethics Act, which was established to “discourage executive branch employees from acting upon personal interest in the performance of their public responsibilities and to avoid conflicts of interest in the performance of duty,” the report says.
But the document concludes that Ms. Palin both acted upon her public interest in seeking the firing of Trooper Wooten and created a conflict of interest by forcing subordinate employees to choose between doing her bidding and or not.
Watch for Biden and Obama surrogates to slam the McCain-Palin campaign on this. Also watch for some negative (or should I say, character-questioning) ads regarding this issue.
Connecticut’s Supreme Court legalized gay marriage today in a 4-3 decision:
“Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice,” the majority wrote. “To decide otherwise would require us to apply one set of constitutional principles to gay persons and another to all others.”