The bipartisan report, led by a Republican Alakskan state legislator, has concluded that Sarah Palin broke the law, abusing her power in firing her public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan.
This is just about the worst case outcome for the report, and for the campaign, a devastating blow to an already ailing campaign. No doubt the McCain campaign will try to claim it's partisan, but once again the McCain campaign will be spending precious time focused on defending Palin, and she will herself be weakened in criticizing Obama for his judgement, with no credibility at all. According to ABC News:
The 14-member, Republican-dominated Legislative Council met in closed session this morning with Branchflower. After seven hours of exhaustive review, the legislators voted unanimously to release the report to the public.
UPDATE: NY Times quotes from the report:
“Governor Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda, to wit: To get Trooper Michael Wooten fired,” said the report, which was issued in Anchorage.