Anchorage Daily News calls Palin’s response to “Troopergate” investigation “Orwellian”

Read for yourself that the Anchorage Daily News, which (apparently) has historically treated the governor favorably, is calling her out for claiming vindication in the scandal over the firing of her state trooper ex-brother-in-law. To wit:

She claims the report “vindicates” her. She said that the investigation found “no unlawful or unethical activity on my part.”

Her response is either astoundingly ignorant or downright Orwellian.

Page 8, Finding Number One of the report says: “I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act.”

In plain English, she did something “unlawful.” She broke the state ethics law.

I have felt from the beginning that we could best learn about Sarah Palin by studying the statements of Alaskans who are far more familiar with her policies and actions than most of us in the “lower 48” are. And what I’ve gotten from that has been almost unanimously negative.