The Washington Times - February 7, 2009, 10:25AM

The Alaska Senate has voted to hold in contempt Gov. Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd, and nine of her aides for ignoring subpoenas to testify in the Troopergate investigation, the Anchorage Daily News is reporting.

The resolution doesnt’ call for punishment because all 10 submitted written statements. They could have faced up to six months in jail and significant fines.  Lawmakers didn’t crack down on the 10 because they likened it to driving 56 mph in a 55 mph zone.


Well, I know where I’m not going the next time I’m subpoenaed by the Alaska Senate.

Lawmakers said they issued the contempt resolution because they wanted “closure” in the investigation.  I thought they got that when the investigation was closed.  My mistake.

There’s lots of talk about Sarah Palin running for president in 2012, and the Alaska Senate wants to make sure they’re on the right side of that race.  D’oh!

Six months ago (Aug. 7), you could have said “Sarah Palin,” and nobody would have known who you were talking about — including lots of people in Alaska.  Now everybody knows her name, her husband’s name, her kids’ names, her grandchild, her life story, her pit bull joke, her favorite newspapers and her dress size.  I just think that’s neat.