Where’s The Coverage? Sarah Palin Cleared Of ALL Bogus Charges

Sarah Palin may have lost an election in November, but she has a perfect batting record knocking politically-motivated attack charges filed against her out of the park.

She’s 14 for 14 now.  At some point, a reasonable person would come to believe that the people going after her are genuinely bad, genuinely disturbed, genuinely vicious, genuinely petty, and genuinely un-American people.

If people who file criminal and ethics charges against an innocent person out of political motivations aren’t Stalinists, then Stalin wasn’t a Stalinist.

Gov. Sarah Palin Quietly Cleared of All Ethics Charges

Monday, June 8, 2009 9:22 AM

By: Amanda Carpenter, The Washington Times

The accusations made news, but with another dismissal of an ethics charge last week against Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice-presidential nominee has quietly been cleared of every ethics complaint filed since the torrent of allegations began in 2008.

Mrs. Palin, who became a target of such complaints after being named Sen. John McCain’s running mate, is 14-for-14 in fighting off the complaints. She’s been cleared of 13 charges by the independent State Personnel Board and of another complaint by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

After the latest complaint in Alaska was dismissed last week, Mrs. Palin’s team said that having to fend off the pile of accusations was wasting state money.

“This complaint cost the governor personally, and the state of Alaska, thousands of dollars to address,” said Thomas Van Flein, the governor’s attorney. “It is regrettable that the ethics process has been diverted for partisan purposes by some, but it is also commendable that the board remains focused on the law.”

The floodgates opened after Mrs. Palin was tapped by Mr. McCain of Arizona and she was accused of abusing power by firing state Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.

Four complaints related to this matter were filed to the personnel board. One of them was filed by the governor as a means of self-disclosure. In the end, no violation was found.

Even after the election was over, the stream of complaints continued.

Alaska residents challenged Mrs. Palin’s trips out of state to attend a campaign event for Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, and to speak at a pro-life breakfast in Indiana, as well as for conducting television interviews in her state office.

The latest complaint to be decided was filed by Anchorage resident Linda Kellen Biegel, who took issue with Mrs. Palin for wearing to a public function a jacket made by a company that sponsored the governor’s husband, Todd, a snow machine racer. Ms. Biegel asked the personnel board to determine whether Mrs. Palin was abusing her position to serve her personal and financial interests.

Mrs. Palin called the complaint “asinine political grandstanding,” and the board’s independent investigator said there was no evidence of wrongdoing.

“My investigation has uncovered no evidence that the governor or her husband received anything of value in exchange for the governor wearing the Team Arctic jacket when she acted as the official starter of the 2009 Iron Dog,” said Thomas Daniel, the investigator. “I also note that most jackets worn by Alaskans have a company name or logo on them.”

What are the odds this is going to be on page A-1 of the New York Times?  What do you think are the odds that Keith Olbermann (or for that matter Brian Williams) is going to run this story and ask why liberals continue to immorally use the courts to attack an honest woman?

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2 Responses to “Where’s The Coverage? Sarah Palin Cleared Of ALL Bogus Charges”

  1. Judy Leiner Says:


    I feel so badly that you and your family have had to endure so much suffering just because you are a good, bright and decent human being. I am hoping that you will continue in politics, perhaps in another venue, as your common sense, intelligence, christian thinking and leadership ability is badly needed in these United States. Please consider running for president in 2012.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Appreciate your heartfelt comment. I share your views. I was – and remain – a big “Sarah” fan. The woman has courage and integrity. And style, for what that’s worth.

    The perennially outraged left and the pseudo-conservatives are saying that Sarah “quit” on her constituents. Really? Tell that to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Kathleen Sabelius, and Janet Napolitano — all of whom similarly “quit” on THEIR constituents. Barack Obama actually PROMISED on national television (This Week on ABC) that he would NOT run for president and would fulfill his entire Senate term.

    Sarah Palin and her FAMILY were subjected to more abuse and hate than I have ever seen. And even after the November election, it just went on and on and on. Naked, visceral hate. Unhinged lawsuits and ethics complaints (Palin won 15 out of 15 ethics violations). Just unhinged.

    Her family was half a million dollars in debt as a result. She wasn’t being allowed to accomplish anything in office as governor. And she had nothing to lose. So she did what was best for her family.

    Now she’ll be able to make money, overcome her debts, and hopefully establish herself as a national presence on HER terms rather than on the part of the propaganda machine mainstream media.

    I’m not sure if her decision to step down early as governor will work for her in terms of a future run as president. But I wish her every success.

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