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The Washington Post on the Palin "Scandal"

9:54 AM, Aug 30, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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In one of the supposedly inappropriate phone calls, a Palin staffer--who has since been placed on leave--tells a staffer at the public safety department that "‘Todd and Sarah [Palin] are scratching their heads, 'Why on earth hasn't this, why is this guy still representing the department?'"

So: Is there really much of a scandal here? In my view, the only way this story can hurt Palin is if the media continue to ignore or downplay exactly what Wooten did. Any normal American would want to knock Wooten's teeth in for Tasering a 10 year-old and threatening to kill Palin's father. If anything, this "scandal" reinforces Palin's record of being a reformer who stands up to thugs and bureaucrats content with the status quo.