"You know conditions have really changed in Alaska in the political arena since Aug. 29, since I was tapped to run for VP. When that opposition research -- those researchers really bombarded Alaska -- started digging for dirt and have not let up. They're not gonna find any dirt," she said. "We keep proving that every time we win an ethics violation lawsuit and we've won every one of them. But it has been costing our state millions of dollars. It's cost Todd and me. You know the adversaries would love to see us put on the path of personal bankruptcy so that we can't afford to run."... But as for whether another pursuit of national office, as she did less than a year ago when she joined Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the race for the White House, would result in the same political blood sport, Palin said there is a difference between the White House and what she has experienced in Alaska. If she were in the White House, she said, the "department of law" would protect her from baseless ethical allegations...."I think on a national level, your department of law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out," she said....There is no "Department of Law" at the White House.
ABC focused on her brain-dead ignorance with respect to how Washington and the White House work. But there is an even scarier issue here. When Palin was mayor and then governor, she was caught a number of times abusing her power to attack her real or imagined enemies. She fired or attacked people whom she suspected of insufficient loyalty to her. And now she is making it clear that if she becomes president and those nasty reporters start reporting, ya know, the facts about her, she is going to seek out (or rather, create) some sort of "department of law" to attack her attackers. Using the power of the executive branch to try to destroy the president's political enemies is one of the reasons why Richard "Enemies List" Nixon was run out of Washington. And it's a key reason why Bush should have been impeached. Using the U.S. justice system as a weapon to beat up personal enemies with is way, way over the legal line. But Palin has no clue that that line is even there: the use of official power for personal political purposes seems perfectly natural to her.
Oh, boy, once I'm president I can finally silence my critics!