Thanks to the Anchorage Daily News Troopergate blog, I just learned that the legislative committee reviewing the Branchflower report has released it to the public.
The first finding says:
For reasons explained in Section IV of this report, I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch ethics act. Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) provides
"The Legislature reaffirms that each public officer holds office as a public trust, and any effort to benefit a personal or financial interest through official action is a violation of that trust."
You can read the other findings, which aren't as damning, by downloading the (large) PDF file of the public report.
Want another reason, among many, not to vote for Palin and McCain? Here you are. She violated the public trust.
[Update: CNN says Palin abused her power but broke no laws. Well, the finding above says she violated an Alaska Statute, which sure sounds to me like she broke a law. The New York Times says she unlawfully abused her authority. I'll go with the Times.]