Sarah Palin's Troopergate Scandal Heats Up
Shortly after John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate, we learned that Palin is involved in a "Troopergate" scandal in Alaska. Palin is alleged to have ordered the firing of Alaska state trooper Mike Wooten solely because Wooten was married to Palin's sister and the couple was engaged in a divorce and child custody dispute. According to the allegations, when Palin ordered Alaska's Public Safety Commissioner, Walt Monegan, to fire Wooten and Monegan refused to do so, Palin had Monegan fired.
In the past few days, several new developments have emerged in the Palin Troopergate scandal. First, emails from Palin have surfaced which clearly demonstrate that Palin was complaining to Monegan that he had not yet fired Wooten. Then we learned from the head of Alaska's state police union that Palin's aides snooped into the trooper's personnel and worker's files, which are reportedly required to be kept confidential.
From there, it gets worse. Now Palin and her lawyers are reportedly trying to delay the Troopergate investigation until after the November election. Palin's aide refuses to give a deposition to the investigator from the Alaska legislature. Palin refuses to turn over relevant emails, citing "executive privilege." Does that remind you of anyone? And now John McCain has reportedly sent a team of lawyers to Alaska to help stall the Palin Troopergate investigation.
If Palin fired a government employee for personal retaliation, had her aides illegally spy on a state trooper's files in the process, and is now stonewalling the Troopergate investigators, then she, not just McCain, really is a clone of George Bush and Dick Cheney.
I don't mean for this blog to become the Sarah Palin Scandal Blog, but new information about Palin's record just keeps coming and is pretty hard to ignore.
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