No longer do people have to wonder if Gov. Sarah Palin really abused the powers of her office to get her former brother-in-law fired. It appears that an investigation by the Alaska Legislature has concluded that Palin did abuse the powers of her office by pressuring subordinates to try to get her former brother-in-law, a state trooper, fired.

According to The New York Times, a 263-page report released Friday by lawmakers in Alaska found that Ms. Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, had herself exerted pressure to get Trooper Michael Wooten dismissed, as well as allowed her husband and subordinates to press for his firing, largely as a result of his temperament and past disciplinary problems.
“Such impermissible and repeated contacts,” the report states, “create conflicts of interests for subordinate employees who must choose to either please a superior or run the risk of facing that superior’s displeasure and the possible consequences of that displeasure.” The report concludes that the action was a violation of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.
Certainly, this report couldn’t have been released at the worst possible time for the Republican Party. Now, how will they put a PR spin on this one? The people are considering voting for you to hold the second highest political rank and you are an abuser of power?? This does not look good.
The best thing that Palin can do is to own responsibility and tell the American people that she is truly sorry. Express how much she really loves her sister and wants to end domestic violence. This would truly be the best PR save… However, it is likely that the Republican Party will do another cover up.

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