Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dahlia Lithwick on Troopergate

I haven't posted much on Sarah Palin's idiotic attempt to get her ex-brother-in-law fired, because there isn't much to say beyond, "what a disgrace." Dahlia Lithwick sums it up, and provides some pointers for politicians involved in this kind of thing in the future. Her conclusion:

So, let this be a lesson to those of you in high office with dreams of firing others for personal or political gain. It's not what you do but the way that you do it. Anyone can fire an employee who serves at their pleasure. But it takes a special cocktail of panache, spin, deceit, and denial to completely bungle the job, and still skate away unharmed.
Well, that pretty much erases any question about whether or not Sarah Palin has the ethics of a slug. The answer is yes.

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