The available evidence now suggests that she 1) tried to have an ex-relative fired from his job for personal reasons, something that was clearly inappropriate, and perhaps illegal, though possibly understandable in human terms, 2) fired a state official for not himself acting inappropriately by firing the relative, 3) lied to the public about what happened and 4) continues to lie about what happened.Tip of the iceberg, I say.
These are, to put it mildly, not the traits or temperament you want in someone who could hold the executive power of the federal government.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Josh Marshall of TPM, which was reporting on the Alaska scandal long before Palin joined the GOP ticket, sums up why it matters:
Posted by Jotman on Monday, September 01, 2008