Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Multiple Sarah Palins?

Dude writes a report on some of the actions of his state's governor, stating on page 8:

Finding Number One

For the reasons explained in section IV of this report, I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by knowingly violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.
In response, the Sarah Palin currently running for vice president says this:
[T]he report that came out also was very clear in that there was no unethical or unlawful behavior on my part. ... No abuse of power there at all.
I have been reliably informed that there is only one Sarah Palin currently making headlines -- she is governor of Alaska, John McCain's running mate, a person who frequently repeated the words maverick and reform in a recent televised debate with Senator Joe Biden, the darling of far-right Christianists, etc. Ring a bell? Looks a lot like Tina Fey? Made a speech at the most recent GOP convention in which she compared herself to a dog smeared with cosmetics?

Everybody knows the person I'm talking about, right?

Are there actually multiple Sarah Palins afoot -- one who did violate laws and abuse power in Alaska, and another who didn't? It's difficult to be sure of oneself under the present circumstances where A and not-A are being so blithely equated.

The mind reels.

If I have any say in the matter, one Sarah Palin is already more than enough.

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