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Palin Was Driven Out Of Office By ... Paperwork?
Well, this ishighlyunsatisfying. We wanted to hear that Sarah Palin was one of the handful of lovelies with whom Mark Sanford "crossed the line" after a steamy meetup at the make-your-own-omelette buffet at some Republican Governors' conference, but no. While we wait for shoes to drop and "real journalists" to do whatever they're doing, up there in Juneau and Anchorage, the only reason anybody can come up with why Sarah Palin quit her job was that she was sick of all the ethics complaints being filed against her.
Ethics complaints take time to respond to, and time equals money, so:
The governor repeatedly returned to the subject of ethics complaints filed against her during her 10-minute interview with the Daily News, saying she spent "most of my day, and my staff, most of their day and the department of law, a lot of their day on the frivolity."
There have been 18 known ethics complaints filed against her. The governor's office said they've been dismissed so far with no finding of wrongdoing, although she did settle a complaint over state-paid travel for her children.
Of course, half the country would be without governors if they all started resigning because of ethics complaints. It would be like moving out of your house because of a roach problem.
Anyhow, here is the best part, about the "double standard" to which Palin is held:
She brought up the fact Murkowski left the Legislature when her father, then-governor Frank Murkowski, appointed her to the U.S. Senate seat he gave up to become governor.
"The double standard that's applied here is a bit perplexing. ... Didn't Lisa Murkowski leave office to go take her dad's seat? (Govs.) Huntsman left, Napolitano just left ... ," Palin said, referring to governors who took positions in President Obama's administration.
Yes lady they are all "quitters" for leaving their jobs for OTHER JOBS. You, on the other hand, are a FIGHTER for QUITTING.
Palin says ethics inquiries were paralyzing [Anchorage Daily News]