"An independent investigator has found evidence that Gov. Sarah Palin may have violated ethics laws by trading on her position in seeking money for legal fees, in the latest legal distraction for the former vice presidential candidate as she prepares to leave office this week. The report obtained by The Associated Press says Palin is securing unwarranted benefits and receiving improper gifts through the Alaska Fund Trust, set up by supporters. An investigator for the state Personnel Board says in his July 14 report that there is probable cause to believe Palin used or attempted to use her official position for personal gain because she authorized the creation of the trust as the "official" legal defense fund. The practical effect of the ruling on Palin will be more financial than anything else. The report recommends that Palin refuse to accept payment from the defense fund, and that the complaint be resolved without a formal hearing before the board."
In other words, Palin is accused of being unethical because she raised funds to pay for lawyers to fight the dozens and dozens of baseless and politically motivated ethics complaints against her.
I don't and won't support Palin for president. But, can we all agree that this is unfair? How is she supposed to pay for lawyers to defend herself against nuisance suits and harassment by her political enemies?