Palin Wants Legislature's Probe Dropped

Gov. Sarah Palin's new attorney continues his aggressive attacks on the legislative body investigating her administration in the "Troopergate" scandal. Palin took the ...
by | September 3, 2008
 

Gov. Sarah Palin's new attorney continues his aggressive attacks on the legislative body investigating her administration in the "Troopergate" scandal.

Palin took the unusual step of filing an ethics complaint against herself, hoping that the state personnel board will clear her name. Her attorney is demanding that the legislature drop its probe and defer to the personnel board, whose members are appointed by Palin.

Sen. Hollis French, the Democrat overseeing the investigation, says it will continue.

The Anchorage Daily News asked another lawyer to comment on Palin's ethics filing:

"It appears that the Governor has filed an ethics complaint against herself. ... This is very unusual because ethics complaints typically are filed against others," Daniel wrote in an e-mail responding to a Daily News query.

Asked whether the personnel board could take the investigation away from the Legislature -- as Palin wants to do -- Daniel answered: "I've never looked at that issue, but I can't see why filing a complaint with the personnel board would deprive the Legislature of the right to conduct its own investigation."

(Hat tip: TPM)

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