Finding Number One
For the reasons explained in section IV of this report, I find Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act. Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) provides
"The legislature reaffirms that each public officer holds office as a public trust, and any effort to benefit a personal or financial interest through official action is a violation of that trust"
Sarah Palin tells Alaska reporters in a phone interview on October 11, 2008 -
"I'm very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing, any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that."
The Fact Checkers at the Washington Post gave Sarah "Four Pinocchios" for this whopper.
Jiminy Cricket must be quite disappointed.