Too Little Too Late - Palin Found Innocent In TrooperGate
- Rejects Politically Driven Probe By Legislature -
"There is no probable cause to believe that the governor, or any other state official, violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act in connection with these matters."
A state personnel board said Monday Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin did not abuse her office as governor of Alaska in the "Troopergate" case, rejecting the findings of an earlier probe by the state legislature.
The report was released the day before the US presidential elections in which Palin's role in the case became political fodder in the campaign.
"There is no probable cause to believe that Governor Palin violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act by making the decision to dismiss Department of Public Safety Commissioner (Walt) Monegan and offering him instead the position of Director of the Alaska Beverage Control Board," the board said.