Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Palin development: Interesting, but it's probably not "the other shoe dropping"

When Sarah Palin abruptly resigned at governor of Alaska a couple of weeks ago, many observers speculated that some pending scandal was behind her decision.

Today, the Associated Press is reporting that "[a]n independent investigator has found that Gov. Sarah Palin may have violated ethics laws by accepting private donations to pay her legal debts."

The ironic part is that Palin's legal debts were mostly incurred defending her against ethics charges, so her way of dealing with the fallout from (alleged) ethics violations is to commit an (alleged) ethics violation.

And to think one of the knocks against her during last year's presidential campaign was that she wasn't ready for the big leagues, aka "The Beltway."

This latest report? Well, it shows that she's got the "shameless" part of being a Beltway Insider down pat.

Of course, as much fun as it is to poke a little fun at her over this, the stuff that has come out so far isn't enough to force *any* politician from office, much less one with the aspirations/delusions of grandeur that afflict the Palins of the political sphere.

Stay tuned to this one...

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