How a Mavericky Reformer Stonewalls

Sarah Palin may not be the brightest bulb, but she (or her handlers) have fully absorbed a very familiar approach to governance and law.
When you’re under investigation for misconduct, stonewall staunchly, refuse to testify, withhold documents under “executive privilege,” and make sure your subordinates do likewise. When a report comes out that says you violated ethics, just insist that it said no such thing.

Create your own reality, so to speak, and always feel confident that the national media will refrain from calling you the liar that you most certainly are — and that the faithful base and Fox News will always be on your side. As I mention in this column, this is not exactly an enormous change from the status quo in the White House.