Well isn’t this interesting….and not surprising:
Seems the AP forgot to tell us that Thomas Daiel, the investigator who thinks that outgoing Alaska Governor Sarah Palin may have violated state ethics law in raising money to defend herself against frivolous ethics charges, cut a rather generous check to Democrat Mark Begich’s Senate campaign last fall summer. According to Open Secrets, he contributed $1,000 to that Democrat, the same amount he gave to John Kerry in 2004. He gave $1,800 to the DNC (Democratic National Committee) and contributed to various Democratic campaigns, but not a dime to Republicans.
Don’t you think that might have some bearing on his ability to adjudicate an ethics issue involving a prominent Republican?
if the man investigating a Democrat had supported a Republican candidate, I’d bet the AP would let us know that. Not just that. The reporter neglected to inform us that Daniel works for Perkins Coie, a firm which served as counsel to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Given that Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign was trying to defeat the ticket on which Mrs. Palin ran last fall, you’d think that maybe Mr. Daniel might want to recuse himself from investigating her. Or that that AP might report that. I mean, if his firm had worked for Republicans and he were investigating Democrats, they would certainly make much of it.
Now should the investigator into ethics violations be a Republican if the person being investigated is Republican? Definitely not. But given the fact that he is most obviously a hardcore Democrat AND he is employed by the very same law firm that served as counsel to Obama during the campaign last year I would say the man had no business being anywhere near an investigation into Sarah Palin.
The writer is completely right also….if the roles were reversed there would be hell to pay from the MSM and the left.
But it’s Sarah Palin so instead we’re getting crickets.