I know things have been going pretty badly for the McCain/Palin crew recently, so apparently they've decided to completely tune out reality. The latest example, over the weekend, was the campaign's response to the "Troopergate" report.
Glenn Greenwald breaks it all down. He notes that McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis went on FoxNews and said that "there was absolutely no wrongdoing found in the report" and "no violations of any kinds of laws or ethics rules." Except that's complete horseshit. From the reports FIRST FINDING:
For the reasons explained in Section IV of this report, I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.Now, there's an argument to be made - a legalistic one, to be sure - that the report doesn't show any criminal wrongdoing, but that's a different kettle of fish. The plain facts are this report - the product of an investigation begun long before anyone outside of Alaska knew who Palin was - concludes that she violated the law.
If nothing else, this completely blows up any idea that Palin could be part of a "change" in DC, when she's engaged in the same kind of power grabbing rule bending that's been the leit motif of the Bush White House.