Monday, October 13, 2008

McCain-Palin make unethical history

At a campaign stop in Virginia Beach today, Sarah Palin told the crowd, "John [McCain] has confronted the corrupt ways of Washington and the wasteful spending and the abuses of power. As president, he's gonna end those once and for all."

Palin's remarks are amusing in light of Friday's Troopergate report that found that "Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act." Along with abusing her power, Palin is also guilty of abusing the English language daily with her rampant mispernunciations and annoying colloquialisms, "nucilur" (nucelar), "gonna," "betcha," "doggone it" ...

So Sarah, does that mean McCain will have to get rid of you as VP if he's elected president since you've been found guilty of abuse of power? Better yet, will McCain even have to fire himself given he was slapped by the Senate Ethics Committee "for exercising 'poor judgment' for intervening" with federal regulators on behalf of Charles Keating, as part of the infamous Keating Five scandal.

For more than 200 years, 51 presidential elections and 102 major-party tickets, the U.S. has never had a situation in which the Presidential and VP candidates on the same ticket were both responsible for ethics violations. Bravo McCain-Palin, you go down as the most unethical presidential ticket in history.


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