McCain VP pick Sarah Palin's ethics scandal
John McCain picked a fellow "maverick" for a running mate: Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
Josh Marshall explains:
As mentioned earlier, Gov. Palin is embroiled in her own trooper-gate scandal up in Alaska. In short, she's accused of using her pull as governor to get her ex-brother-in-law fired as a state trooper. The brother-in-law is embroiled in an ugly divorce and custody with Palin's sister. And after his boss wouldn't fire the brother-in-law, she fired the boss. Palin originally insisted there was nothing to the story. More recently, she was forced to admit the one of her top deputies had pushed to get the guy fired.
Here's one our recent reports on the story. And we'll be bringing you an updated report shortly.
Palin initially claimed that no one in her administration pressured anyone to fire her ex-brother-in-law's boss. Now, she admits that one of her staffers made a call, trying to get the boss canned:
At least Barack Obama had the good sense not to pick Eliot Spitzer as his running mate.