Rachel Maddow is hilarious, funny yet it hurts when you think of what she pokes fun is real and not just some scripted stand up comedy. Palin has repeatedly lied or “misinterpreted” or maybe “misunderstood” or how about in denial perhaps on the findings in the report and she did not just say she was cleared once but repeatedly says the same lie of being cleared has truly made this so pathetically but hilariously funny.
Palin continuously says she was cleared on any illegal or ethical wrongdoing despite the findings below of the Alaska legislative Council Report:
"....knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressur was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda..."Rachel Maddow's parting words at the end after Palin's enthusiastically repeating a lie is indeed one that makes you feel that you are watching the "Twilight Zone," really strange I should say, to quote Maddow:
And by truth you mean....... what exactly? The report says Palin violated the ethics act. Palin says I am glad the report cleared me. Also day’s and night, up is down, this isn't one of those difference of opinion thing, a question of interpretation. The report says she broke ethics law and she says the report doesn't say that. She is lying, this is a person running for office who's been confronted with an uncomfortable and inconvenient fact and her response to that is to look into the camera and lie to you..... enthusiastically and repeatedly. I know I am not supposed to use that particular L word the liar word in politics considered impolite but sometimes the most important thing you need to know about a politician is the frequency and the enthusiasm and skill with which they lie to you..... And saying that a politician is a prevaricating mendacious truth stretcher or whatever other thesaurus words we can come up with for lying is just far less sufficient... than calling a lie a lie and a liar a liar.That’s the problem when Sarah Palin is let loose on her own with the media, she blurts out the obvious mendacity to borrow Rachel Maddow’s thesaurus. Palin's lies is now at Politifact, she just earned the coveted pants on fire logo below:
Oh geez, with PolitiFact coming up with her pants on fire the Palin camp's tactic of offense is the best defense by pointing at the council as the one that violated state ethics for “wasting” government resources on the probe is not going to fly anymore.
Less predictable was the reaction from Palin herself. "The truth was revealed there in that report that showed there was no unlawful or unethical activity on my part," Palin told reporters on Oct. 11.
Except that’s not what the report showed.
"Finding Number One" of the report is "that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Branch Ethics Act."
Specifically, the statute reads: "The legislature reaffirms that each public officer holds office as a public trust, and any effort to benefit a personal or financial interest through official action is a violation of that trust."
Branchflower concluded that while Monegan’s refusal to fire Trooper Michael Wooten "was not the sole reason he was fired by Governor Sarah Palin, it was likely a contributing factor to his termination as Commissioner of Public Safety."
"In spite of that, Governor Palin’s firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads," the report states.
When a reporter on Oct. 11 asked, "Governor, did you abuse your power?" Palin said, "No, and if you read the report you’ll see that there was nothing unlawful or unethical about replacing a cabinet member. You gotta read the report, sir."
Yes, but when you do read the report, Palin's take on its findings falls apart.
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