Thursday, September 18, 2008

Douché 2: Executive privilege by injection

In a follow-up to his wife's I was for being held accountable before I was against it flip flop, First Dude Todd Palin has invoked his executive privilege and is refusing to comply with the subpoena issued for him for the growing Troopergate scandal. The stated reasons for refusal to comply have ranged from an accusation that the investigation is a partisan attempt to derail the McCain-Palin-McCain campaign to the Republican Alaskan AG's concern that Palin's staff would feel disloyal providing any testimony against her

Colberg, who was appointed by Palin, said the employees are caught between their respect for the Legislature and their loyalty to the governor, who initially agreed to cooperate with the inquiry but has increasingly opposed it since McCain chose her as his running mate.

"This is an untenable position for our clients because the governor has so strongly stated that the subpoenas issued by your committee are of questionable validity," Colberg wrote. Newsvine

I guess the easiest way to quash a subpoena is to make sure you ensure you argue strongly against being investigated say you really, really, REALLY don't want to be investigated (not to be confused with providing a strong case against the investigation).

The state's republican party has, obviously, decided that Palin should have been investigated if she was just going to stay Governor but once there was the possibility of her tanking the Republican Presidential campaign being embarrassed for being busted for abuse of power they decided that reforming "The Reformer" was a little too mean.


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