An investigator's conclusion that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin abused the power of her office to pursue a vendetta against her former brother-in-law, a state trooper, is troubling enough. But abuse of executive power is double trouble in a candidate who aspires to an office that could put her one life away from the most powerful executive office in the nation.
For the past eight years, Americans have witnessed the dangerous consequences of an overreaching vice president who has sought at every turn to enhance executive power at the expense of constitutional, legal and ethical safeguards. We do not need more of the same.