“Troopergate” Laid to Rest

From the first day when John McCain selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, we have been hearing about “Troopergate,” Palin’s firing of the state’s Public Safety Commissioner. The firing was obviously justified, as the Public Safety Commissioner, who serves at the pleasure of the Governor, was actively trying to undermine Palin’s policies.

Now, only hours before the election and after endless nonsense in the press, the investigator appointed by the Alaska Personnel Board has cleared Governor Palin, concluding that “there is no probable cause to believe Palin or any other state official violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act in connection with the firing.” No kidding. Given that the investigator, Timothy Petumenos, is a Democrat who contributed to the campaign of Palin’s opponent, Tony Knowles, in 2006, this should finally put the silliness of “Troopergate” to rest.

Meanwhile, if reporters and others are looking for something meaningful to investigate, they might try to find out how much of Barack Obama’s $600 million campaign haul was collected through criminal means.

I’m kidding, of course. Everyone knows that America’s reporters and editors are not interested in pursuing that story, even though no one can deny that crimes–perhaps millions of crimes–have been committed, or that those crimes influenced a Presidential election. And we all know why our “mainstream” reporters and editors avert their eyes from the story.

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