If the ABC News report on the latest “Investigator” from the Alaska Personnel Board’s “Cirque de Obsess on Palin” is any indication, even the press has had enough.
With every other so-called ethics investigation exonerating Governor Palin, one last guy in one last effort squeezed out a “finding” that Palin’s legal defense fund set up oh-so-long ago, was illegal. Why? Well, let’s see, they used the word “Official” on a website and a woman who had previously been appointed to the Dairy Board (or something else regarding cows) was also involved with the defense fund.
I suppose when lots of money has been spent with a goal of finding something, anything, on Governor Palin, anything will literally do. Interestingly, it does seem the investigator himself understands the final absurdity of the entire Get Palin exercise. While finding the shocking of the use of the word “Official” for the fund, the report notes the governor acted in “good faith” and relied upon the advice of attorneys when setting up the fund.
So, in other words, while Alaska state personnel investigator contortionists found something of slight issue with the fund itself, the governor’s actions are not at issue. Again.
An investigator for the Alaska Personnel Board says a legal defense fund set up for Sarah Palin when she was governor was illegal.
Investigator Timothy Petumenos said Thursday the Alaska Fund Trust inappropriately used the word “official” on its website, wrongly implying Palin’s endorsement as governor.
Palin’s attorney says she will return the funds.
Petumenos, however, found the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee acted in good faith and relied on the advice of lawyers when setting up the fund.
A preliminary, confidential report also implicating Palin was issued last July, less than two weeks after she announced she was resigning. In announcing her resignation, Palin cited the toll of the ethics probes as one of the reasons she was stepping down.
For a woman who who resigned her position in Alaska to save the people of that great state the constant distraction and cost of repeated and frivolous ethics complaints, her reaction to this latest absurdity should be no surprise: Palin will return all the donations received by the account to close the matter.
Now, once again, Sarah Palin can get back to the business of driving the news cycle simply by waking up in the morning, something which I’m sure her detractors also consider a violation of one sort or another 😉
I’ll have more on this as it develops.
Bwahahahaha! After the settlement today, a *new* Legal Defense Fund for Palin is established. Love. It. The Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund.
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has in depth coverage, minus my Cirque du Soleil Investigator Clown 🙂 Breaking: Palin settles ethics complaint on legal defense fund
Conservatives4Palin with even more: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss–Palin Legal Defense Fund Found By Obama’s Legal Team To Be Non-Compliant–Surprise
The North Star National has this report: Palin settles ethics complaint concerning her legal defense fund
Smart Girl Nation: Sarah Palin does the right thing
RuBegonia Blog: Meghan Stapleton – the Woman behind “The” Woman