2008-10-15 Palin's delusions worsen
Palin's delusions worsen
I can understand Sarah Palin feeling humiliated by her Troopergate scandal. An independent investigation concluded that she violated state ethics, abused the powers of her office, and lied about it. This isn't exactly easy to spin away this kind of violation of the public trust.
It was odd, then, to hear Palin tell reporters on Saturday that she's "very very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing, any hint of any kind of unethical activity there." This was, of course, the exact opposite of reality. The Anchorage Daily News called Palin's response "an embarrassment to Alaskans and the nation." The editorial added, "Her response is either astoundingly ignorant or downright Orwellian.... Palin's response is the kind of political 'big lie' that George Orwell warned against. War is peace. Black is white. Up is down."
Naturally, then, Palin repeated the lie yesterday.
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“An independent investigation concluded that Palin violated state ethics, abused the powers of her office, and lied about it. .. It was odd, then, to hear Palin tell reporters on Saturday that she's "very very pleased to be cleared..."”