sarah-and-todd-palin.thumbnail.jpgThe McCain campaign has successfully stalled the inquiry into Sarah Palin’s alleged abuses of power. The campaign dispatched a small army of operatives to Alaska to handle the Troopergate issue.

The Alaska State Legislature hired an independent investigator to review the matter. But the McCain campaign will not let him speak to Palin or her husband Todd. Palin also refuses to release emails relating to the firing of public safety commissioner Walt Monegan.

The investigator still plans to release a report in October, but the inquiry is "effectively stalled" until January, according to the AP.

Recall that Todd Palin was subpoenaed to testify and refused. Amazingly, Sarah Palin didn’t even get a subpoena. Paradoxically, legislators were so afraid of being seen to be political that they decided not to call Palin while the campaign was underway. If that’s not a political decision, I don’t know what is. Note that the inquiry was already underway when McCain picked Palin as his running mate.

Palin initially welcomed the investigation, saying she had nothing to hide.

sarah-and-todd-palin.thumbnail.jpgThe McCain campaign has successfully stalled the inquiry into Sarah Palin’s alleged abuses of power. The campaign dispatched a small army of operatives to Alaska to handle the Troopergate issue.

The Alaska State Legislature hired an independent investigator to review the matter. But the McCain campaign will not let him speak to Palin or her husband Todd. Palin also refuses to release emails relating to the firing of public safety commissioner Walt Monegan.

The investigator still plans to release a report in October, but the inquiry is "effectively stalled" until January, according to the AP.

Recall that Todd Palin was subpoenaed to testify and refused. Amazingly, Sarah Palin didn’t even get a subpoena. Paradoxically, legislators were so afraid of being seen to be political that they decided not to call Palin while the campaign was underway. If that’s not a political decision, I don’t know what is. Note that the inquiry was already underway when McCain picked Palin as his running mate.

Palin initially welcomed the investigation, saying she had nothing to hide.

Lindsay Beyerstein

Lindsay Beyerstein