Anchorage Attorney Tim Petumonos, who was, up until Thursday afternoon, one of the great holy men in the pantheon of people whose actions have elevated them to sainthood among the acolytes of Queen Esther of Wasilla, has now been consigned to an outer ring of Hell even Dante couldn't have imagined.
All Tim did was, given a second shot at it, lay the truth out there: Sarah Palin's legal defense fund, created to pay for Troopergate, which was an ethics complaint she filed herself, was and is illegal. She has to repay over $300,000 to the donors.
The progressive Alaska bloggers have long speculated that foremost among the reasons she walked away from her sworn job here was that, in a rare moment of sanity, she had listened to one of her attorneys and realized that the attorney's advice that the Alaska Fund Trust was illegal, might come down to be the case in the end, no matter how long it could be stalled out. And, that to raise the money to repay the donors, she would have to accept going on a lengthy book tour to promote the book, that would bring in the money to repay donors.
Looking back at how the Alaska media was portraying Palin in late June and the first two days of July 2009, and comparing that to what the progressive Alaskan bloggers were writing at that same time, all I can say is - never have we been so right, the (to borrow a term from Palin) lamestream media so wrong.
More on this later.
But, meanwhile, let's get together and contact The Learning Channel and let them know what a sleazeball they've hired to represent all of Alaska to their viewers.
image - Palin giving her 3rd grade daughter a 1st grade math flash card during the 2008 campaign