Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sarah wins another battle today. Andree McLeod, the woman from Anchorage, Alaska who has filed several ethics complaints against Sarah Palin, has lost yet again. This particular legal issue wasn't about Sarah taking a picture with a fish in her hands, or attending the Iron Dog wearing a jacket with the Arctic Cat logo on it, or answering questions in her office. No, this one was much more official-sounding. McLeod complained that Sarah used private emails to conduct state business. I mean, I can see that such an act on the part of the former governor is detrimental to society, Andree. You definitely had to nip this one in the bud for the sake of all humanity, right? In case you're new here and don't have a feel for my sense of humor yet, I'm being sarcastic! That's how I have to deal with the anklebiters sometimes, you know.
Below is the article from the Anchorage Daily News on the judge's ruling:
A judge has ruled that the Alaska governor's office can use private e-mail accounts to conduct state business, as former Gov. Sarah Palin sometimes did.I rejoiced with Sarah once again like I have so many times as she has won legal battle after legal battle waged against her by a small segment of the Alaskan population who simply want to take her down. I had an exchange with one of them on Twitter today. Hey, as you will see, I was just minding my own business, communicating to the pro-Palin community out there until he showed up. Here's the tweet-exchange:
Superior Court Judge Jack W. Smith issued his ruling Wednesday morning. He says there is no provision in state law that prohibits the use of private e-mail accounts when conducting state business.
The case stemmed from a lawsuit filed by Anchorage resident Andree McLeod.
McLeod contends such use of private e-mails denies citizens the right to inspect public records.
State lawyers argued that McLeod misinterpreted current state law. And if the practice is to be changed, lawyers said it was up to Alaska lawmakers do it.
Adrienne2012 Sarah wins again! Judge rules she was w/in the law to use personal email address 4 state business. Get up off her, ppl! She's so blessed!
This reply showed up:
GreatGrey@Adrienne2012 Why do you approve of secrecy in government?
I didn't respond to his tweet. Here's another tweet I sent out to my peeps a little later:
Adrienne2012 Sarah can't be touched! She walks thru fire but doesn't get burned nor is smell of smoke on her!
Then comes another reply. Clearly, it's getting nastier:
GreatGreyRT @Adrienne2012: Sarah cnt B touched! She walks thru fire but doesn't get burned !/ #palin #spwbt #sgp #gop/ Must B that witchdoctor stuff.
See how they want to make it personal all the time? His last tweet is a lame attempt to attack Sarah Palin's former church. The tweet oozes a serious lack of understanding. So I replied with:
GreatGrey Hmm...Or something else you just can't understand. Why are you so bitter? #palin #spwbt #sgp #gop
I have yet to get a response to my question. It would have been healthy to have some serious dialogue about the anger and festering bitterness. The truth of the matter is that whatever causes such vitriol cannot possibly be beyond help, can it? It would seem to me that if everyone is in favor of justice and forthrightness, conversation--not unending lawsuits--is the answer. There is room for meaningful debate and disagreement, but there's a right way to handle things. Sarah Palin deserves as much, and so does the state of Alaska.
Today she celebrates yet another victory, and today--again--I celebrate with her.