Consolation Prize

Palin Exonerated

Contradicting an earlier verdict by a bipartisan legislative panel in Alaska, a report by the Alaska Personnel Board says Palin did not violate state ethics laws when she fired her public safety commissioner and that she did not apply improper pressure to try to dismiss a state trooper who was her former brother-in-law. The controversy concerning her sister’s state trooper husband and alleged threats made to her father’s life provided alarming insights into the closed world of Wasilla and cast doubts over her sense of fairness and judgment.