Thursday, October 09, 2008

From the "Last-Ditch Effort" Department

Feverish appeals to stall it notwithstanding, the dreaded ethics committee report on "Troopergate" will be released tomorrow. The report, which details the investigation into whether Sarah Palin abused the power of the Governor's office, has had the McCain campaign unloading in its collective pants -- but wait! Palin's been exonerated... by the McCain campaign?:
"Trying to head off a potentially embarrassing state ethics report on GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, campaign officials released their own report Thursday that clears her of any wrongdoing." [...]

"Lawmakers are expected to release their own findings Friday. Campaign officials have yet to see that report — the result of an investigation that began before she was tapped as McCain's running mate — but said the investigation has falsely portrayed a legitimate policy dispute between a governor and her commissioner as something inappropriate."
Bill Clinton must be kicking his own ass around the block for not coming up with this brilliant vindication tactic when he was being investigated. Seriously though, isn't it ironic that this supposed "investigation" by the McCain campaign is something they really should have done, except maybe two or three months ago? As part of the, you know, vetting process?

Tomorrow should be fun.