By now everyone knows that Sarah Palin abused her power as Governor of Alaska in trying to settle a personal score with her ex-brother-in-law. Despite the fact that the official bipartisan legislative investigation cited chapter and verse of her unethical conduct and violation of Alaskan ethics statutes she has brazenly trumpeted her version that the reported absolved her of all guilt. Black is white. War is Peace. And this is 1984. There’s a persistent pattern of hypocrisy and lying worthy of the present Vice President.
Even her accusations against the brother-in-law now are in question. Among them was the charge, made in a letter to the Alaskan State Trooper’s Colonel Julia Grimes, that he “unfairly” hunted down and killed a wolf with his snowmobile:
Another example that Wooten likes to share with others regarding his unethical and illegal hunting techniques involves a wolf hunt where he illegally chased down the animal with his snowmachine to kill it unfairly. (Letter to Col. Grimes)
There’s two things about this. One is that it doesn’t seem to be true. A transcript of the investigation reveals that the incident, in which the brother-in-law indeed took part, had as its main figure in the wolf shooting (and then running over another wolf) Palin’s own father, who was the brother in law’s hunting companion on the day in question (see relevant part of the transcript here).
I said there were two things. Here’s the other (again):