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Anchorage Daily News: Palin’s response to Troopergate report is ‘downright Orwellian’

Posted By admin On October 14, 2008 @ 11:22 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Think Progress [1]
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Over the weekend, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) reacted to the Troopergate report by claiming that she did “nothing unlawful or unethical [2].” “I’m very very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing [3]…any hint of any kind of unethical activity there,” Palin said on Saturday. Today, Palin’s home state paper, the Anchorage Daily News, calls out her lie [4]:

Sarah Palin’s reaction to the Legislature’s Troopergate report is an embarrassment to Alaskans and the nation. … Her response is either astoundingly ignorant or downright Orwellian.

Page 8, Finding Number One of the report says: “I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.”

In plain English, she did something “unlawful.” She broke the state ethics law. […]

Palin’s response is the kind of political “big lie” that George Orwell warned against. War is peace. Black is white. Up is down.


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[1] Think Progress: http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/14/palin-orwellian/

[2] nothing unlawful or unethical: http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/11/palin-comments-troopergate/

[3] cleared of any legal wrongdoing: http://community.adn.com/adn/node/132625

[4] calls out her lie: http://www.adn.com/opinion/view/story/555236.html

[5] Death Threats Against Sarah Palin at ‘Unprecedented Level,’ Aides Say: http://www.prisonplanet.com/death-threats-against-sarah-palin-at-unprecedented-level-aides-say.html

[6] Alaska Inquiry Concludes Palin Abused Powers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/alaska-inquiry-concludes-palin-abused-powers.html

[7] Palin: God May Lead Me To Top Job: http://www.prisonplanet.com/palin-god-may-lead-me-to-top-job.html

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