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Posted on 07/30/2008 6:08:56 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Alaska's Palin Faces Probe Star GOP Governor To Be Investigated For Abuse of Office By JIM CARLTON July 31, 2008
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- When Sarah Palin was elected governor as a Republican outsider in 2006, she didn't just take on an incumbent from her own party. She took on Alaska's Republican establishment.
Ms. Palin vowed to clean up a long-cozy political system that had been sullied by an FBI corruption investigation. She endeared herself to Alaskans by making good on her reform promises and showing homey touches, like driving herself to work.
Now, one of the bright new stars in the Republican Party has suddenly become tarnished. The state legislature this week voted to hire an independent investigator to see whether Ms. Palin abused her office by trying to get her former brother-in-law fired from his job as an Alaska state trooper.
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Off the potential VP list?
The Dems don’t want her even thinking about VP...
And I was hoping McCain would pick her as his running mate.
What is this??
Night of the long knives.
Let’s get Paul Ryan from Wisconsin. Very bright, articulate conservative
Did McCain even meet with her? I don’t remember hearing anything.
This sounds like a total crock.
The sewer ‘Rats have so few pols with any character at all that when they see someone like Sarah Palin they become desperate to try to smear her, bring her down. They simply cannot bear that there is someone so completely superior to their sordid, pitiful lives as Demagogue jackals.
Sounds like a bunch of hooey to me.
“The controversy now surrounding Ms. Palin stems from a messy divorce between state trooper Mike Wooten and his wife, Molly McCann, who is Ms. Palin’s younger sister.
In 2005, Ms. Palin alleged to Mr. Wooten’s supervisors that he had threatened to harm her sister and father and had engaged in numerous instances of misconduct, including using a stun gun on his 10-year-old stepson, according to state documents.
In one instance, she told state investigators, she overheard him on the telephone threatening her sister: “I’m gonna f-kin’ shoot your dad. He’s gonna get a lead bullet.”
Mr. Wooten told investigators he tested a Taser stun gun on the boy at his request but never threatened the Palins. An internal police investigation substantiated the stun-gun incident and some other charges but threw out most of the rest. Mr. Wooten was suspended for five days in 2006.”
I don’t see this going anywhere. She may be off the list, but it sounds like she had good cause to investigate the bum to me.
This is nothing but a headline, suspiciously timed.
Normally we’d see something about favors to HIRE a relative, not fire one of ‘em. I’m sure it’ll back fire on the the legislature, but they don’t care, they got their headliine when she’s being considered for VP.
ping to your opinion on this. It’s been a few years now, since I lived in Alaska.
Dems are planning to take Alaska.
The ex-BIL sounds like a creep who has no business with a gun and badge.
Read the article folks!
Oh but they can’t print the Edwards story though. sheesh
From the article:
On July 11 of this year, Ms. Palin fired Department of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. Mr. Monegan then complained that she and her husband had pressured him to fire Mr. Wooten.
Bait and switch, but in this case it appears that is nothing there. And if her former BIL is as much of a SOB as she says, she was trying to avoid some poor citizen from receiving his wrath.
The RAT pack is in full swing.
Pelosie, Boxer and Feinstein’s questionable ethic problems have nothing over Palin.
Whatever happen to “The Wall” Gorlick? Guess she served her purpose and is now back in the rat hole.
Yeah one has to wonder if the police would think it was not a crime for anyone else to test a stun gun on a 10 year old whether the 10 year old “requested” it or not.
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