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ABC News caught up with soon-to-be-former Gov. Sarah Palin four days after she hung a "gone fishin'" sign on her office door. (In fact, the interview was conducted aboard her family's fishing boat on Alaska's Kanakanak Beach.) Palin said she didn't think quitting midway through her first term would be "such a darn big deal." She left the door open to running for office in the future and reiterated her exasperation with "frivolous ethics violations" she has had to endure while governor.

Palin went on to say that that those kinds of ethics accusations wouldn't be such an issue if she were president because of the White House "Department of Law."

"I think on a national level, your department of law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out," she said.

The only problem? It doesn't exist. As ThinkProgress points out, the state of Alaska does have a Department of Law, but there's no such agency on the national level. Of course, if she were president she could institute one. But that still leaves the question of why she thinks such an agency would be effective in the White House if it didn't work for her at the state level.

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