I think I just threw up a little. I can’t believe I’m giving props to Randy Ruedrich.
Randy Ruedrich, the Republican Party Chairman, is actually bringing up a very good point in a recent article in Politico.
Alaska Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich, who tangled with Palin when both served on the state Oil and Gas Commission before she became governor, said Palin may be more susceptible to attacks on her ethics from opponents because she “raised the ethics issue years before she came into office and made a major point of working to change the state ethics laws and regulation.” –Politico, 5/3/09
Ruedrich is simply pointing out the fact that not only did Palin run for Governor as the “ethical” candidate who held herself and other politicians to a high ethical standard, but when the Troopergate investigation was launched, she specifically asked the people of Alaska to hold her accountable.
While another, perhaps more mature, Governor would have come out with a generic statement such as, “The Governor is confident that she will be exonerated of all charges when the Judicial System has had an opportunity to work”, Palin and her cronies have been spending all their energy calling the ethics charges “frivolous”, “baseless”, “bogus”, “asinine”, and even started a Twitter account. “We have to be able to correct the record instantaneously,” [Bill McAllister] went on to explain.
So, to sum up, the Governor is twelve and Randy Ruedrich thinks she brought all this on herself. The end.