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Sarah Palin abused power

Posted in Politics, Ranting with tags , , , on October 12, 2008 by bloggingmom67

So let me get this straight: Sarah Palin could have legally just fired her former brother-in-law (who was involved in a messy custody dispute with Palin’s sister) “at will, for almost any reason or no reason at all,” a report on the Alaska governor’s Troopergate scandal found.

But instead she let her husband use the governor’s office and resources to pressure Sarah Palin’s subordinates to get the ex brother-in-law fired.

The way I see it: She’s not only unethical; she’s stupid.

As a human being, I understand her urge to protect or even avenge her sister. I’d feel similarly if my brother-in-law hurt my sister. (Hear that, Vinnie.) But what separates the average person like me from the Tony Sopranos of the worlds is we don’t act on that feeling. We might think about it, fantasize about it, but we don’t do it. Because it is wrong.

I find we Americans discover that many politicians abuse their power or lack ethics. Usually, we don’t find that out until after we’ve elected them. Should we really elect someone who in such a short time in power has made such a poor choice?

Ethics isn’t one of those things I think a new politician can learn or grow into. You either have it or you don’t.

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