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Dan Treul

Dan Treul

Posted: October 11, 2008 02:43 AM

Palin Non Grata: Even Drudge Avoids Wading into the Palin Ethics Swamp


I cannot help but notice that, as of 2:17 a.m. EST on Saturday, the vastly popular Drudge Report hadn't included a single reference to Friday's report that Sarah Palin did indeed abuse her powers as governor in the firing of Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.

(Saturday Morning, at last, there has appeared a side bar story on the matter, under a piece on Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi, a White House economic plan non-story and allegations against an Obama fundraiser.)

In other news, yes, the financial markets continue to die, but I'd say that anytime the vice presidential candidate of a major party is determined to have abused his or her powers by a bi-partisan committee -- well, I'd say it's a bit more important than, I don't know, maybe Putin's pet tiger...

The story is that the Republican Party vice presidential nominee three weeks before the election has been found by a bi-partisan Alaska legislative investigation to have violated state ethics laws and abused her power by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper. So there it is.

Understandably, as a conservative-leaning news source, Drudge ought to be afforded a certain amount of editorial discretion. For instance, it's no surprise that anti-Obama propaganda on the site has intensified as the McCain campaign scrambles to stop the bleeding. But failing to even mention the Alaska committee's report hours after it was released, even in an editorialized manner? A news story that's headlining on nearly every major network?

Really? No response?

That's just comical, and, frankly not all that re-assuring of Palin's innocence. One would think that the Republican juggernaut of the blogosphere would at least want to spin this. Has Palin become so unpopular in the collective unconscious of conservative America that not even the Drudge Report will rise to her defense?

No wonder those McCain rallies are so angry.


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