September 05, 2008

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.



At 2:10 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

My daughter just sent me a picture of a gun-toting Palin, clad in a skimpy bikini. People in other countries must think we are insane to even suggest that this person could be our President! What is scary is my daughter's one-line message: even if this pic is fake, it's great.

At 6:27 PM, Blogger media concepts said...

The photo is a photoshop job. You can find the original with the real woman's head on it. I'm happy to avoid the salacious stuff and stick to the issues and the record of official acts.

At 7:19 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

I'm ready to throw myself into the Obama campaign for the next 60 days. I can't bear to see another election lost by a handful of votes and it is uncomfortably close right now. I live in one of the states that could ultimately make a difference, so I am ready to sign up to help.

At 11:47 PM, Blogger Gypsy Man said...

Give me a break! This whole Troopergate thing is nothing but a witch hunt--she did nothing wrong, the person at fault is Monegan for not firing this maniac state trooper Mike Wooten.

And the person in charge of the investigation, Hollis French, has been exposed as a partisan Democrat Obama supporter who has leaked information damaging to Governor Palin. has the details that you won't get from the liberal media, Flopping Aces has a good post on this too.


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