A report released last Friday by the bipartisan Alaska Legislative Council found that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) "abused her power" and violated a statute of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act -- an act, the report stressed, that "is not optional."
Since the report's release, the McCain-Palin campaign has been in full spin mode. ... But yesterday, during an interview with the local CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh, Palin stooped a little lower, stating flat out that the Legislative Council's report had found that she did not abuse her power:
PALIN: [T]he report that came out also was very clear in that there was no unethical or unlawful behavior on my part. ... No abuse of power there at all.
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