Palin probe unveiled

The MSM is reporting that a probe by Alaska’s state legislature has ruled that Palin abused the power of her office.  What did she do to abuse power?  She didn’t rein in the First Dude when he phoned various personnel in state government to talk about Trooper Wooten, an ex-brother-in-law who’d run afoul of workplace rules in the past.

It is a spot on Palin’s record.

Having said that, I wish that’s the worst that could be said about many of our current crop of politicians.  I realize people are human and prone to error, but there are so many politicians, some still in office, that are guilty of much more egregious behavior that I think should have been given the heave-ho a long time ago.

Also, the First Dude’s efforts were geared toward greater integrity among state troopers.  It still fits within Palin’s framework of putting government on the side of the people, even when the government is doing what it can to resist it.

Let’s not forget that Palin bucked the system to get to where she is, not riding anyone’s coattails, and taking on dirty politicians within her own party, let alone taking on those outside the party.  That kind of track record is bound to make enemies among the political elites.  These political elites that have been spurned by Palin are hoping that they’ve opened a window that will allow them to regain ground that they lost to Palin.

Personally, I wish we had a bunch of politicians in Ohio that had Palin’s attitude about putting government on the side of the people, and not letting entrenched interests stand in the way of that.

Brunner hurt by ACORN

Even before this general election season, I’d already thought the case against Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner was strong.

With the election upon us, the case grows stronger.

Brunner’s reputation isn’t really being threatened by Ohio Republicans, though.  As anyone knows, the Republican brand in Ohio has been damaged, so even though a number of GOP voices have been outspoken against Brunner, those dissenting voices haven’t had much sway over Ohio’s electorate.

The Ohio electorate is taking another look at Brunner, however, and not necessarily in a positive light.  ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is under investigation in eight states for potential voter registration fraud, and is receiving national attention on all the news networks.  The MSM is investigating what checks and balances are in place to preserve the integrity of elections, and when the scrutiny turns to Ohio and Brunner, there are question marks.

The coverage of ACORN’s excesses is what has the electorate of Ohio scratching their heads about Brunner.  So far, Brunner’s strategy has been to shoot the messengers.  I don’t think that strategy will pay off when 2010 arrives.

What would be fair for Provenza?

The Sandusky Register is reporting that a man who rammed a truck into a motel room was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Time to make a comparison to someone else.

Mark Provenza, Law Director for the city of Lorain, crashed his vehicle into a house, demolishing a porch, in Lakewood.  It’s the 4th time Provenza has been charged with a DUI since he became Law Director.

What penalty should Provenza receive?