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Department of Law

2:48 PM, Jul 7, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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The left is going bananas because Palin said:

If she were in the White House, she said, the "department of law" would protect her from baseless ethical allegations."I think on a national level, your department of law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out," she said. There is no "Department of Law" at the White House.

No, there is no Department of Law at the White House -- but there is in Alaska. Alaska's Department of Law "is part of the executive branch of Alaska state government" and "serves as the legal advisor for the governor and other state officers, prosecutes all violations of state criminal law, and enforces the consumer protection and unfair trade practices laws."

Is it really that crazy that Governor Palin would suggest that the White House equivalent of her Department of Law would handle the kind of frivolous ethics complaints she's been forced to deal with on her own?