Vice President Dick Cheney, always in a secure undisclosed locaiton, is a master at hiding things.Â Whether its notes from a confidential energy policy briefing with oil company lobbyists to delaying news he shot his friend in the face, Cheney is without a doubt an enemy of transparent and open government.
From this column in the Anchorage Daily News, the largest newspaper in Alaska, Sarah Palin’s approach to her own Troopergate scandal, shows she’s just like Dick Cheney and is a Bush Republican through and through.
From the editorial:
Gov. Sarah Palin is taking the wrong approach to Troopergate. She should be practicing the open and transparent, ethical and accountable government she promised when running for governor and boasts about now that she’s on the national stage.
Instead, Gov. Palin has begun stonewalling the Legislature’s attempt to get the bottom of allegations that she, her family or staff violated ethical or state personnel rules.
When this investigation into Troopergate started, Gov. Palin’s response was refreshingly open. Since she became the Republican candidate for vice president, her approach has changed for the worse. America deserves the same openness and ethics from vice-presidential candidate Palin that she promised to Alaska voters in 2006.
Now, if the national press is allowed to question Palin without being accused of seeking to hurt her and her family, we might actually get to the bottom of this.