The Palin-McCain campaign has cleared Sarah Palin of all wrongdoing in the “Troopergate” scandal in Alaska. No need to wait for that pesky thing called “democracy” to sort it all out—the campaign has decided for us what the truth is.
Isn’t that a relief? I know I’d much rather rely on Palin-McCain to determine the truth than the people who were elected to do that job.
Seriously, I don’t know if this is the biggest case of arrogance I’ve ever seen in my life, or if it’s merely the most cynical. The Palin-McCain campaign obviously thinks that Americans are too stupid to know the difference between a legitimate government probe and campaign spin. They think that voters won’t know the difference between a government inquiry and a campaign press release.
Of course the Palin-McCain campaign is furiously spinning “Troopergate” as being a “partisan” campaign. Trouble is, the Alaska legislature is controlled by Republicans. You can’t blame this on Democrats either, John.
But at least we can all take comfort in the fact that we can finally get rid of that nuisance of democracy and let Palin-McCain tell us what to think.
Update 11/10/08: The official Alaska inquiry has found that Sarah Palin abused power for personal gain in seeking the firing of an ex-relative. This was the real inquiry, the one conducted by elected officials (mostly Republican, by the way).