Palin Abused Power

You know, when you stop and think about it, one of the things you should probably avoid when selecting a vice-presidential running mate is someone who is the subject of an ongoing official ethics investigation.

I mean, when you put it like that, it does seem kind of obvious, right?

The bipartisan Legislative Council has released its report, finding that "Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act." (I recommend the Anchorage Daily News for coverage.)

The campaign campaign has cleverly blunted the likely impact of this news, by screwing up so many things so stupidly in recent weeks -- giving so many voters so many reasons to vote against the Republican ticket -- that the VP violating ethics laws barely stands out.

But seriously, he picked a VP who was the subject of an ongoing official ethics investigation. Who does that?

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