Latest Troopergate: Palin Plays Make Belive; Feels Vindicated

Election '08

The news on Friday night was fairly devastating for Sarah Palin: an independent investigation launched by the Alaskan legislature found that the governor had, in fact, violated the public trust in her Troopergate scandal. She abused the powers of her office, violated state ethics rules, and lied about it. This is pretty tough to spin.

In response, Palin, who is now apparently bordering on delusional, has decided to play make-believe.

Sarah Palin told Alaska reporters Saturday that she had been "cleared of any legal wrongdoing, any hint of unethical activity" in the investigative report released the day before that explored her actions in dismissing a state official who refused to get her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state police.

"Well, I'm very very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing, any hint of any kind of unethical activity there," Palin said on a Saturday conference call with reporters from the Anchorage Daily News, KTVA-Channel 11 and KTUU-Channel 2. "Very pleased to be cleared of any of that."

I know, I know, after the last eight years, I really should be used to this kind of thing. But I can't help but find this breathtaking. Either Sarah Palin is lying brazenly or she's functionally illiterate.

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