It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by inthesticks
I find it laughable that people are screaming PUBLIC TRUST, ETHICS VIOLATION, ABUSE OF POWER like Palin in the only politician to have done these things. For cryin' out loud, we have an entire Congress that has done the same, some worse than others.
I'm quite sure her abuse of office is relatively minor if compared to what some of the jackels in Congress have done.
Originally posted by inthesticksWhat's the point of finding she abused her office, if they aren't going to do anything about it? Seems kinda stupid to me.
Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
She'll engage in corruption, cover it up and lie when confronted as demonstrated here. She only had the authority of a governor before, I honestly think it would be a poor decision to give her more power.
WASILLA -- Back in 1996, when she first became mayor, Sarah Palin asked the city librarian if she would be all right with censoring library books should she be asked to do so.
According to news coverage at the time, the librarian said she would definitely not be all right with it. A few months later, the librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, got a letter from Palin telling her she was going to be fired. The censorship issue was not mentioned as a reason for the firing. The letter just said the new mayor felt Emmons didn’t fully support her and had to go.
Shortly after becoming mayor, former city officials and Wasilla residents said, Ms. Palin approached the town librarian about the possibility of banning some books, though she never followed through and it was unclear which books or passages were in question.
Anne Kilkenny, a Democrat who said she attended every City Council meeting in Ms. Palin’s first year in office, said Ms. Palin brought up the idea of banning some books at one meeting. “They were somehow morally or socially objectionable to her,” Ms. Kilkenny said.
The librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, pledged to “resist all efforts at censorship,” Ms. Kilkenny recalled. Ms. Palin fired Ms. Emmons shortly after taking office but changed course after residents made a strong show of support. Ms. Emmons, who left her job and Wasilla a couple of years later, declined to comment for this article.
Originally posted by TheAgentNineteen
It is so blatant that this is nothing but politically motivated. Why release the findings within weeks of the Election? There was over 1,000 pages of Documentary Evidence, and the most that any of these Legislators spent going through it was roughly six hours. Who can read through and closely scrutinize 1,000 pages of Evidence, much less a Novel, in less than a day?
Not to mention that the Chairman of the Investigative Committee was overheard discussing an "October Surprise".
Also, people like to point out that Republicans were on the Committee as well, but what they conveniently fail to mention is that these are amongst the same Republicans whom Governor Palin fought against.
This is nothing more than a Kangaroo Hearing.