The moderate blogger writes about a news event: "The Alaskan legislature concluded that Sarah Palin did abuse her power when she fired a trooper for not firing her brother-in-law. I'm not condoning any abuse of power or misconduct on the part of an official, but seriously, what would you do? The man, who has a history of violence including tasering his own 10-year old stepson, was trying to take her sister's babies away from her? I'd do it. I'd do it for my sister and the safety of my nieces and nephews. He won't get far in a custody battle if he doesn't have any income. Alaska is an at-will state, so all she had to do was wait until he did something wrong and he's toast. The question now is will she still come out with the attacks on Obama's honesty and character? No matter who the red team spins it, this is not a good time for this type of thing."
HHR-Sarah Palin was found to have acted lawfully in this action. The "abuse her power" phrase is an opnion that has been headlined and given more importance than it should. It is not part of the "official" ruling.The report states clearly:Governor Palin’s firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.