"Taint" Misbehavin'


Alaska's governor and America's sweetheart has said, up to now, that she'd comply with an investigation into her firing of a state employee who divorced her sister. Things change.

Mrs Palin was "unlikely to co-operate" with the inquiry "so long as it remains tainted and run by partisan individuals that have a pre-determined conclusion", the AFP news agency quotes him as saying.

Tainted? Who are these partisans, anyway?

In July, the four Democrats and eight Republicans on Alaska's Legislative Council voted unanimously to investigate the circumstances of Monegan's dismissal.

So, 12 people from both parties agreed to start the investigation, and they are "partisan individuals." That makes sense if Alaska is divided into a Palin Party and an Anti-Palin Party, but that's the only way in which it makes sense. We'll probably be told that everyone opposed to Palin's governorship is a hidebound party hack who opposes her reforms. But we were told Palin "said thanks but no thanks to that Bridge for Nowhere," and that had all the veracity of a Baron Munchausen story, too.

Meanwhile, the McCain campaign responds to Tina "bitch is the new black" Fey's skit about Palin by calling Fey a sexist.