Saturday, October 11, 2008

Troopergate Day ends - report published

As I write, Troopergate Day is just coming to an end in Alaska (they're nine hours behind us).

So I am just in the nick of time to say that Troopergate Day was aptly named, distinguished as it was by the publication of this legislative investigator's report which says (see snapshot below):

Finding Number One

For the reasons explained in section IV of this report, I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaskan Executive Branch Ethics Act. Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) provides:

"The legislature reaffirms that each public officer holds office as a public trust, and that any effort to benefit a personal or financial interest through official action is a violation of that trust."

AP summarises:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A legislative committee investigating Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has found she unlawfully abused her authority in firing the state's public safety commissioner. The investigative report concludes that a family grudge wasn't the sole reason for firing Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan but says it likely was a contributing factor.

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