Well, it's official. The Special Prosecutor, appointed by the Republican legislature in Alaska, found Gov. Sarah Palin abused her office to pursue a personal vendetta against her ex-brother-in-law, a state police trooper. She tried repeatedly to get the Commissioner to fire him, and when he refused, she fired the Commissioner. The report was released Friday, October 10, 2008. From page 8, see Finding #1:
I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110 (a) of the Alaska 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 any effort to benefit a personal or financial interest through official action is a violation of that trust."
It seems the nastiness Palin has brought to the campaign trail is not an act. Time for Americans to start seriously asking, "Who is Sarah Palin?" The answer may be the same as former first lady Barbara Bush gave when she described the first female Vice-Presidential candidate, Geraldine Ferraro. (For those of you who may not remember, it is the title of this post.)