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'Troopergate' Inquiry Reaches Palin Husband (Partisan Investigators Seek Subpoenas)
ABC News ^ | 9-12-08 | RHONDA SCHWARTZ and JUSTIN ROOD

Posted on 09/12/2008 12:15:08 PM PDT by frankjr

Alaska state legislators were asked to approve subpoenas for the husband of GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and 12 others, as part of an ongoing investigation into whether Palin abused her power as state governor. palin french Troopergate investigator Sen. Hollis French seeks subpoenas for 13 witnesses and the phone records of Sarah Palin aide.

In a nondescript conference room filled to capacity, special counsel Steven Branchflower asked lawmakers to issue subpoenas to Alaska "First Dude" Todd Palin and a dozen current and former state officials, including aides to Gov. Palin, to determine whether she had overstepped her authority in firing one of her commissioners in July.

Palin has said she fired Monegan because she wanted to move his department in a "new direction," and he was not being "a team player on budgeting issues."

When the flap erupted in July, Palin maintained her office had not pressured Monegan to fire Wooten. The governor was forced to reframe her position in August, after a recording surfaced of a phone call in which one of her aides, Frank Bailey, discussed firing Wooten with a state trooper official.

"I do now have to tell Alaskans that such pressure could have been perceived to exist although I have only now become aware of it," Palin said at the time, noting that in addition to the call, another two dozen contacts from her aides – and even her husband – to public safety officials about Wooten had been identified.

Monegan has said Palin had discussed Wooten with him personally on two occasions, and emailed him about the matter. He said he believed his refusal to fire Wooten led her to dismiss him.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: mccainpalin; monegan; palin; palinfamily; palinrecord; troopergate; wooten
I am sure these Dems already wrote the reports conclusions, why do they need to subpoena anyone?

OK, time to post pic of "independent" investigators posing in Obama Alaska HQ.

1 posted on 09/12/2008 12:15:11 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: frankjr

Donks — always ready to defend those who attack children with Tazers, child molesters, and other scum.

The Obamabots REALLY don’t want to go here. But they really are just too d@mn stupid to understand why, so I’m sure that wont stop them...


2 posted on 09/12/2008 12:19:44 PM PDT by piytar
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To: frankjr
This is exactly why I hate liberal scum/MSM, they're no different than the communists and must be DESTROYED....once and for ALL......



Stupid-AssCrats……………Lots of Baggage!
3 posted on 09/12/2008 12:19:48 PM PDT by knyteflyte3 (Freedom is not for FREE)
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To: frankjr; Trust but Verify; 6323cd; cincinnati65; mpackard; Vor Lady; proudtobeanamerican1
I think this guy can handle it.

If anyone wants on or off (?!) my "Todd Palin is a HUNK" ping list, please let me know.

4 posted on 09/12/2008 12:19:56 PM PDT by Jemian (Nobama - wants to kill babies & raise taxes; Palin - wants to kill taxes & raise babies!)
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To: frankjr

I wonder how the investigators would like being investigated.


5 posted on 09/12/2008 12:20:20 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: frankjr

I think this is all a conspiracy by the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party to frame Palin and make her look bad. This needs to end now! They’ve gotta stop playing these pathetic and dirty games!

The more of this garbage they do, the more stupid Obama looks.

McCain-Palin’08!!!


6 posted on 09/12/2008 12:20:44 PM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: frankjr

Do these subpoenas have any legal weight at all or are they merely political tools?


7 posted on 09/12/2008 12:21:21 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: frankjr

8 posted on 09/12/2008 12:21:31 PM PDT by Republican Red ("Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?")
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To: Army Air Corps

Certainly could happen.


9 posted on 09/12/2008 12:21:35 PM PDT by downtownconservative (Intelligence sans reason is vainglorious pulp)
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To: frankjr

Hollis French is a paid obama hack.


10 posted on 09/12/2008 12:21:52 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: frankjr

The trooper not only should have been fired but put on trial for assaulting a child, found guilty, and put in an Alaskan prison. There is probably a list of infractions the guy she fired has written up on him ...wonder if this will become public.

I also think any dems holding office in Alaska will have great difficulty trying to undermine Palin in this effort..the people will vote them out..and if the major media go after Palin, they will be hurting for viewers.


11 posted on 09/12/2008 12:23:44 PM PDT by caffe (please, no more consensus)
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To: Republican Red

Wholly cow!!!

They actually managed to find 14 and 1/4 Democrats in Alaska.... Who’d of thunk it?


12 posted on 09/12/2008 12:26:37 PM PDT by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: All

It’s perfectly OK for an executive to fire a subordinate, as long as you are a Democrat. But when you are a republican, well, your firings are political and have to be investigated, ya’ know.


13 posted on 09/12/2008 12:28:13 PM PDT by Madeleine Ward
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To: frankjr

Monegon was offered another position but refused it. He quit.


14 posted on 09/12/2008 12:29:40 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: frankjr

Gee, what a suprise!


15 posted on 09/12/2008 12:30:50 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: we're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: DouglasKC

“Do these subpoenas have any legal weight at all or are they merely political tools?”

The subpoenas have legal authority. The guys issuing them are the political tools.


16 posted on 09/12/2008 12:32:04 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: we're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: wk4bush2004
Maybe they will get their subpoenas, but who cares? An attorney representing the Palins should be able to get an appeal into a court and get it delayed a few months.

Remember the Tom Delay indictment? Delay tried desperately to get the whole matter decided before the election, and it's STILL languishing in the Texas appeals courts.

17 posted on 09/12/2008 12:32:56 PM PDT by Enterprise (No Oil for Democrats!)
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To: DouglasKC

“Do these subpoenas have any legal weight at all or are they merely political tools?”

I am not sure, but here is some other info from today:

“Gov. Sarah Palin’s administration is threatening legal action to block subpoenas by the Alaska Legislature as part of its investigation into whether she abused her authority in trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper.

In a letter to lawmakers, an assistant attorney general wrote that the administration was prepared to go to court to quash the subpoenas of Department of Administration staff if they’re issued as expected today.

But the letter, released yesterday, also suggested that if lawmakers agree that the governor has legal authority to designate staff to review confidential personnel files, the staff members will voluntarily speak with the Legislature’s investigator - no subpoenas necessary.

Sen. Kim Elton, chairman of the Legislative Council, was on a plane and could not be reached for comment yesterday. An aide, Jesse Kiehl, said: “He’s read the letter. I don’t believe that we have written back.””

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/nation/ny-ussara125839434sep12,0,4377263.story


18 posted on 09/12/2008 12:33:58 PM PDT by frankjr (Stand up Chuck, let 'em see ya!!! Ohhhhhh.)
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To: frankjr

They are simply hoping to make political hay out of it if/when Mrs. Palin claims marital privilege, as is her right.


19 posted on 09/12/2008 12:36:26 PM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: BlueNgold

“if/when Mrs. Palin claims marital privilege”

When she tells the media:

“My husband wanted to go after him with a 2x4, but I convinced him to let us go “Another Direction” “

She’ll seem like a hero to women....


20 posted on 09/12/2008 12:39:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf (SARAH PALIN-The American Everywoman (Yes, You Really CAN!))
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To: Jemian

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 09/12/2008 12:39:44 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Proud to support Sarah Palin for Vice President!)
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To: frankjr

Can you say Lewis Libby?

They’ll make up a crime if they can’t find one.


22 posted on 09/12/2008 12:40:22 PM PDT by rlferny
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To: frankjr

We need to start this huge investigation into Obama.

Since he has had a pass, I think the time has come to go after him hard.


23 posted on 09/12/2008 12:41:23 PM PDT by rlferny
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To: Republican Red

And the Clintons did not abuse their power by using the IRS to attempt to destroy anyone who went public about Bill’s sexual exploits?


24 posted on 09/12/2008 12:41:32 PM PDT by MtnClimber (http://www.jeffhead.com/obama/nobamanation-sticker.jpg)
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To: BlueNgold

Zerobama’s lackeys are just trying to sidetrack her. They are absolutely apoplectic! As well they should be.


25 posted on 09/12/2008 12:42:02 PM PDT by Twinkie ("BOK, BOK, BOK, BOK, BOK, BOK, BOK!" - my little chicken)
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To: Republican Red

Check out info on Hollis the phony Marine in the Hannity thread!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2081004/posts?page=1

He washed out of PLC yet lists USMCR on his c.v.

Hollis “I went home with a haircut and an excuse” French


26 posted on 09/12/2008 12:45:45 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: frankjr

My money says that this will really be hammered in say late October.....


27 posted on 09/12/2008 12:48:32 PM PDT by stockpirate (Be a maverick, support McCain/Palin 2008- SarahBaracuda)
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To: frankjr

I bet this AHOLE is going to try to do a Fitzma perjury trap on First Dude.


28 posted on 09/12/2008 12:54:09 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: rlferny

Maybe they are. They are just doing it quietly. Who knows maybe we have an even bigger October surprise... One can only hope..


29 posted on 09/12/2008 12:59:30 PM PDT by just me (Liberals do not like children, and children are one of the reasons I like Sarah Palin.....)
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To: Enterprise

Jon Tester beat Conrad Burns in the Montana Senate race in 2006 by 3,562 votes. Burns was under a legal cloud at the time of the election, but was later cleared—probably he would have been re-elected if not for that, and the ‘Rats would not have captured the Senate.


30 posted on 09/12/2008 1:09:16 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: frankjr

Stand firm folks this will get ugly. Normal everyday folks are fighting back and the more the scum throw at this family the stonger we get.

This is a normal people revolution!


31 posted on 09/12/2008 1:11:47 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: frankjr

ahaha Obamamessiah doesn’t get it! It’s crap like this that started sinking him. Yet his band of thughs keeps pushing on with dragging Palin’s family through the mud. what a punk. I wanna see him cry on November 5th. Go back to Kenya you impostor!


32 posted on 09/12/2008 1:23:25 PM PDT by Ancient Drive
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To: frankjr

Hell, let’s subpoena Karl Rove while we’re at it!!!


33 posted on 09/12/2008 1:32:56 PM PDT by mfish13
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To: Army Air Corps
" I wonder how the investigators would like being investigated."

Shades of a over zealous prosecutor all over again ... can we say that Palin is being Mike Nifonged ?
34 posted on 09/12/2008 2:07:10 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness
Seems like it. The digging can go both ways. Since many of these “investigators” have been spending time in their local Obambi HQ, it might be fun to explore their connections with the Obama camp. Barry is doing what he has done in the past - use surrogate to destroy an opponent. His attempts need to be met with resistance. Expose the shenanigans of this putz.
35 posted on 09/12/2008 2:11:37 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: frankjr

What’s the timeline, French? What’s the timeline, French?


36 posted on 09/12/2008 3:11:35 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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