How is it that firing folks willy-nilly left former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales disgraced and unemployable while Sarah Palin will skate right past Troopergate like a hockey mom in lipstick?
How can it be that former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ life is ruined because his subordinates fired their subordinates for selfish partisan reasons, whereas Sarah Palin will chug on unaffected, and maybe right on into the vice president’s office? You’re thinking that it’s because she has better highlights. But the truth is that Sarah Palin is smarter than Alberto Gonzales. Way. And she could teach the poor guy a thing or two about picking your way through a firing scandal.
Slate reveals the special cocktail of panache, spin, deceit, and denial required to completely bungle the job, and still skate away unharmed.
Read the full story here.
Get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for $12.
Without subscribers, Crikey can’t do what it does. Fortunately, our support base is growing.
Every day, Crikey aims to bring new and challenging insights into politics, business, national affairs, media and society. We lift up the rocks that other news media largely ignore. Without your support, more of those rocks – and the secrets beneath them — will remain lodged in the dirt.
Join today and get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for just $12.
Editor-in-chief of Crikey