Archive for September 18th, 2008

True Colors

I was listening to Rick Rydell this morning on AM 650, and he was talking about what the punishment could be for the 11 state employees who will ignore their subpoena. He said that the maximum fine could be up to $500 or up to 6 months in jail. That’s right, I said a piddly fine or 1-6 months in jail. I’m hoping they impose the jail time, because otherwise we may never get to the bottom of this.

In related news, our esteemed Attorney General, Talis Colberg, who was hand-picked by Governor Palin (where he was a writer of wills in the valley), had advised said state employees to break the law. He has told the head of the investigation that they will not participate because they are caught in the middle between their duty as state employees and their “loyalty to the Governor.” Loyalty to the Governor? Since when do state employees put loyalty to the Governor over the law? Oh, that’s right, since August 29th. So, Mr. Colberg made the announcement and then skipped town. He’s in Kansas “on vacation.” Riiiiiigghht.

Shouldn’t we expect our Attorney General to follow the law? Shouldn’t he be setting an example for the state? For shame, Mr. Colberg, for shame. Your loyalty should be to the people of Alaska. This is one Alaskan who finds this whole affair sordid and embarrassing. Let’s hope the Legislature has the guts to stand up to those in our government who are showing their true colors- yellow.

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A picture is worth 1,000 words.

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