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Palin And Politics Of Spousal Abuse Of Power

Once upon a time not so long ago, Republican leaders of Congress were furious about the wife of President Clinton who they claimed had no right to get involved in the political life of the nation. They complained she intruded into political affairs and acted as though she was a member of the government. Today, those same Republican leaders are rushing to the defense of Todd Palin who a bipartisan panel concluded had extraordinary access to the governor’s office and berated and criticized government officials. Republicans continually insist the “liberal media” is unfair and picks on Sarah Palin, but the performance of FOX News and other conservative media sources has been solidly in support of the vice presidential candidate and her spouse.

Sarah Palin is a loose cannon and the Alaska legislative report merely confirms what is becoming evident each day that Palin opens her mouth. She has absolutely no grasp of the United States Constitution nor does she have the faintest idea how to behave in a leadership role. The major defense of her performance on the issue of trying to get a state trooper fired is the report was “partisan” and somehow Barack Obama is behind the investigation. Of course, the panel was composed of both Republicans and Democrats and it began months before Palin’s selection for the vice presidential role in the campaign.

The report told America what is quite clear, Sarah Palin has no understanding of how to conduct oneself in an ethical manner. You can wink on that one.