A valid subpoena from a legislature, just like a valid subpoena from a court, is not an invitation. It’s a legally binding order. Ignoring that order is a crime: contempt. Todd Palin is committing a crime, and the McCain campaign is encouraging him to do so.
I think we’ve had about enough of contempt for the rule of law on the part of executive-branch officials, haven’t we?
Comment: I must apologize to our gentle readers for Mark’s lapse here; he’s not entirely embedded in the new reality, though he means well. A subpoena to a Democrat is what he said. A subpoena to a Republican is in no way coercive, more of an opportunity to show maverickness and unitary-executive-privilegeness (see Khan, Genghis) by ignoring it. A subpoena to a member of the Alaska Independence Party is a little fuzzier, but if he’s married to a Republican he can use their privileges. – MO’H.