Your Daily Dose of Palin

September 18, 2008

I wasn’t going to bother posting about the refusal of Bailey, Frye, and the rest of Palin’s aides to honor subpoenas issued by the legislature’s ethics investigation into Troopergate. I hadn’t expected them to go in smiling, and since I haven’t seen any clear reporting on what the legal status of this showdown is, I figured this was essentially non-news at this point. It has been getting more play than I expected, however, so here goes:

In a letter to state Sen. Hollis French, the Democrat overseeing the investigation, Republican Attorney General Talis Colberg asked that the subpoenas be withdrawn. He also said the employees would refuse to appear unless either the full state Senate or the entire Legislature votes to compel their testimony.

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.

Pretty astonishing reasoning. They’ve been subpoenaed to testify in an investigation into their boss, but their boss would rather they didn’t, so what are they to do? There hasn’t been an announcement yet as to whether Todd will show up to testify tomorrow (I’m guessing no). At the same time, Republicans are suing to halt the investigation altogether. McCain has also dispatched a lawyer to Alaska to help keep Palin out of trouble.

Finally, Michelle Malkin (I never thought I’d link to her, but here it comes) has a good summary of how Palin’s email account was hacked. I feel justified for my long term hatred of password-retrieval security questions. The answer to every one of these I’ve ever had to provide is a string of profanity-laden invective against the jerks who are subjecting me to the process. As it turns out, allowing a password – which, they insist, should not consist of actual words or references to public information about yourself – to be circumvented with the answers to easily researchable trivia isn’t such a hot idea. Who knew?

UPDATE: Todd Palin will not testify. It’s unlikely that anyone will show up to testify today.


One Response to “Your Daily Dose of Palin”

  1. Genghis Says:

    I’m skeptical of this rubico character’s authenticity.

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