It is being reported that Todd Palin and several members of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palins administration. Intend to ignore subpoenas, issued by the legislative committee conducting an investigation into allegations; the Governor abused her authority in the trooper gate scandal.

As a disciple of both secular and canon law. I can say with absolute confidence, there is no privilege or exception under law accorded public officials, at any level from the local dog catcher to the President of the United States. Which permits them to ignore or direct others to defy a lawful subpoena.

Regardless of claims the probe is politically motivated. To defy the law is to behave in contempt of justice. I speculate Governor Palin will pay a hefty price at the polls, Should she continue to assert her husband is above the law. From a statutory view point in Alaska it’s punishable by a fine of up to $500 and as much as six months in jail.

Sadly lawyers working at the behest of corrupt Presidents and Governors, have from time to time been all too eager to offer written opinion that assert interpretation of law or constitution allowing their client to disobey a subpoena or direct others to do so. In every instance Judges and lawmakers eventually rule no such exception exists or was ever intended.

Much as we might feel public servants should be held to a higher moral and ethical standard. The law does not require it, but in this case Governor Palin is acting outside the law by directing others to disobey it.

Sarah Palin’s feckless conduct makes her morally and criminally unfit to continue as Governor and it would be rank obscenity and a pollution of the constitution itself if she was elected to the office of vice President.

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