At least that's Roanoke Times columnist Christian Trejbal's understanding (in "Uncle Ted Says It's So"):
Maybe too much moose meat is bad for the brain. Alaska politicians sure seem unable to recognize when they've been busted.
First there was Gov. Sarah Palin who insisted that an inspector's report exonerated her from wrongdoing in Troopergate. In fact it concluded she had violated state ethics law.
Trejbal's source for this? The Washington Post. 'nuff said about that.
By the way, Christian, a key quote from the (real) newspaper you hope to someday be working for (hopefully before it folds):
The Branchflower report concludes that Palin "knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to ..."
If "knowingly permitted a situation" is now a violation of the law, we're all in big trouble.
But, whatever makes you feel better ...