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Alaska lawmakers vote to subpoena Todd Palin
Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | September 12, 2008 | GENE JOHNSON

Posted on 09/12/2008 5:13:56 PM PDT by HAL9000

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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA -The abuse of power investigation against Sarah Palin, Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, took a potentially ominous turn for her party on Friday when state lawmakers voted to subpoena her husband.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; mccainpalin; mikewooten; palin; palinfamily; subpoena; toddpalin; troopergate; wooten
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1 posted on 09/12/2008 5:13:56 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

i wonder if the obama/dnc 30+ lawyers had any caucusing with the alaskan mafia?


2 posted on 09/12/2008 5:15:00 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: HAL9000

Let them posture all they want...at this point I think that even if they do find abuse...which we all pretty well can tell they will, its become a non issue. If I were in her position I would have wanted the guy fired too. It amazes me that he never was.


3 posted on 09/12/2008 5:16:06 PM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: HAL9000

I believe the lawmakers investigating this were in a picture taken at the Alaska Obama headquarters in July. This is a political witchhunt!


4 posted on 09/12/2008 5:17:06 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: HAL9000
I'd be willing to bet this gets tied up in court and no one will be supoened or have to testify until after the election.
5 posted on 09/12/2008 5:17:40 PM PDT by Swampmarine
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To: HAL9000

Bunch of politcal crap


6 posted on 09/12/2008 5:18:08 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: HAL9000

The Revenge of Alaska’s “Good Old Boys!”


7 posted on 09/12/2008 5:18:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Whites lift McCain to slim lead over Obama in poll" - Ass. Press ---09-12-08)
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To: donnab

She went after the guy who was protecting Wooten. The charges against Wooten include - not limited to - tasering a 10 year old, threatening her father he’d ‘eat lead’, harassing Eskimos, poaching. Ms Palin asked ‘Why is this guy still representing the state police?” Fair question in anyone’s mind.

I doubt it will affect Palin in a negative way.


8 posted on 09/12/2008 5:18:46 PM PDT by sobieski
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To: HAL9000

Here’s the link to the pic:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/group/AKHQBlog/2008/07


9 posted on 09/12/2008 5:18:56 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: HAL9000

Wolfe Spitzer on CNN is hammering this story more than coverage on the ‘cane in the GOM. This too will backfire. Carry on demonrats.


10 posted on 09/12/2008 5:19:22 PM PDT by Daffynition (Follow the dots: Davis, Ayers, Dohrn, Malley, Soros … use a RED crayon.)
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To: Swampmarine

I don’t think the general public really cares about this. It’s just all so stupid.


11 posted on 09/12/2008 5:19:24 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: HAL9000
I sure hope the McCain-Palin campaign knows what they are going, because on the face of it this doesn't look so good. I am not saying that anything damaging will come out of this investigation, but just keeping the topic in the news is a net plus for the RATs.
12 posted on 09/12/2008 5:20:14 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Swampmarine

Those investigating this have guaranteed it will be done by the election. This is a political witchhunt.


13 posted on 09/12/2008 5:20:31 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: HAL9000

Seems time for that picture of the investigator to be used to show the media witch hunt is being run by Obama’s minion.


14 posted on 09/12/2008 5:20:37 PM PDT by nclaurel (I think therefore I vote Republican.)
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To: originalbuckeye
I believe the lawmakers investigating this were in a picture taken at the Alaska Obama headquarters in July.

Indeed they were, and it has had wide circulation. These people are nuts to continue this, but then again, they are Democrats.

15 posted on 09/12/2008 5:20:43 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: Swampmarine
I'd be willing to bet this gets tied up in court and no one will be supoened or have to testify until after the election.

Probably, but it won't keep it from being covered by the media.

16 posted on 09/12/2008 5:21:24 PM PDT by period end of story (Goodness inside)
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To: HAL9000

Related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2081051/posts


17 posted on 09/12/2008 5:21:49 PM PDT by library user
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To: CatOwner
Also, I should add if Gallup and Rasmussen come out tomorrow with polls showing McCain up say +1 instead of +3 (or +4/+5 on Gallup a few days ago), the media will play this as trending Obama, proving that the negative attacks are working.
18 posted on 09/12/2008 5:22:14 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: originalbuckeye
Here's a better one: the geek top center is Hollis French, phony Marine.
19 posted on 09/12/2008 5:22:35 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: HAL9000
a potentially ominous turn for her party

AP wet dream. We've all seen the picture of the 3 so-called "investigators" who are among the 12 Obambi supporters in Alaska, all holding up Obambi signs and smiling pretty for the camera.

20 posted on 09/12/2008 5:22:38 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: HAL9000
It's amazing that the democrats are sticking up for a trooper that tasers his 11 year old stepson.

To the democrats it is about sticking up for the union.

21 posted on 09/12/2008 5:22:47 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: sobieski

This should really be seen as a positive for Governor Palin. She did a good thing, well no wonder the Boogers on the Left want to punish her.


22 posted on 09/12/2008 5:23:25 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: HAL9000

23 posted on 09/12/2008 5:23:42 PM PDT by IncPen (We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass ...)
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To: CatOwner

I’m convinced it is a non-issue because this trooper was an undeniable danger. People just aren’t going to care if she tried to have someone, who tasered a 10 year old and threatened to kill her father, fired.


24 posted on 09/12/2008 5:23:57 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: HAL9000; xzins; enat; wmfights; Forest Keeper

I don’t believe that anyone can force a husband to testify against his wife in any proceeding. All he has to do is to state that he refuses to testify in any investigation involving his wife’s decisions or conduct. I do believe that will be the end of all questioning.


25 posted on 09/12/2008 5:24:03 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: CatOwner
Did you think the rat/MSM complex wouldn't attempt to win the election by conducting a pseudo-legal witchhunt of their GOP opponents? If not this mickey mouse issue, something else?

Its not a new tactic. They've used it in nearly every major election since Nixon.

26 posted on 09/12/2008 5:24:34 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: xDGx

There are actually three of them - I can’t remember who the third is, but Brit Hume was talking about it and showed the picture with three heads circled, last night during that snooze-fest of a forum.


27 posted on 09/12/2008 5:25:39 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: CatOwner

It won’t


28 posted on 09/12/2008 5:25:40 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: HAL9000
Her husband can not be compelled to testify against his wife and I'd plead the I don't remember and stand on the fifth and see how P.O.ed they become.
29 posted on 09/12/2008 5:25:43 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Psalm 83:1-8 is on the horizon.)
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To: HAL9000

They’re just playing to the Liberal/Demon-rats/media - the rest of the country knows exactly what’s going on ...


30 posted on 09/12/2008 5:26:07 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Warning - Hurricane Sarah Is Coming")
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To: Chet 99
It may be true that this is a non-issue, but just the phrase "Troopergate" may be enough to cast doubt in some of the minds of the swing/undecided voters. I expect the DEMs to throw many of these accusations against the wall, hoping for enough to stick to knick away at McCain-Palin's support from non-Republican voters.
31 posted on 09/12/2008 5:26:14 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: HAL9000

Since Todd is Trig’s primary caregiver during the campaign, he may need to carry him along to the hearing.


32 posted on 09/12/2008 5:26:55 PM PDT by HAL9000 ("No one made you run for president, girl."- Bill Clinton)
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To: CatOwner

You really need to spend more times with your cats.


33 posted on 09/12/2008 5:27:19 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, spaying and neutering the animals on the angry left)
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To: CatOwner
McCain can handle the North Vietnam Commies - Sarah is a Barracuda.

This will back fire in ways Obama/Axelrod could never have imagined. Would expect these false accusations to be obliterated by next week. Alaskans (other than the Marxists) won't take this lying down.

34 posted on 09/12/2008 5:29:02 PM PDT by Walkers
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To: Abbeville Conservative
Just because I choose not to go through this campaign with blinders on?
35 posted on 09/12/2008 5:29:07 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Chet 99
I’m convinced it is a non-issue because this trooper was an undeniable danger. People just aren’t going to care if she tried to have someone, who tasered a 10 year old and threatened to kill her father, fired.

I'm convinced as well. But I look for the truth of the matter. Liberals count on the "general public" to read the headline and not dig any deeper than what they are told.

36 posted on 09/12/2008 5:29:25 PM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: donnab
This is probably an attempt to keep Palin off the campaign trail by use of hearings, subpoenas, and family disruptions. Widdle Bawacky is loosing all of his celebrity to the Governor and Michelle Ma Belle is pretty ticked about this white interloper upstaging the messiah.
37 posted on 09/12/2008 5:30:54 PM PDT by FrankR (Liberalism is communism, by the drink. O'Rourke)
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To: HAL9000
Please continue to pray for the Palins.
We Pray Oh Lord that you protect and keep safe John and Sarah and their families from these radical extremist, that you protect them from the lies, dirty schemes, plans that the radical extremist leftist have in store for John , Sarah and their families.
We Pray oh Lord that you would cause the plans , schemes, to fall back into the MSM, DEMS, LIBS, OBAMA, that they would fall on their own devises.
We pray that they ( the MSN, DEMS, LIBS, OBAMA ) would keep making more mistakes, and gaffes.

Isaiah 54

15. Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.

16. Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

17. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
38 posted on 09/12/2008 5:32:08 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: CatOwner

The Dems/media have thrown so many allegations at Palin that she may have built up some immunity to these charges.

A similar thing happened with Clinton. At some point, people shrugged their shoulders at the latest round of charges. (Of course, in the case of Clinton, the charges were true.)


39 posted on 09/12/2008 5:32:55 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: CatOwner

The brother-in-law already admitted to tasering his 10-year old stepson and threatening her father. Why would that favor the Dems. The ex-brother-in-law has NOTHING bad to say about the Palins either and has turned down a lot of money from the media to tell all but said there is nothing to tell all.


40 posted on 09/12/2008 5:33:14 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: HAL9000

The DimoMARXISTS are beyond struggling. THIS is all they can do? THIS is all they can offer America? THIS is what they consider important to the issues? THIS is what America is about?

Yes, for the DimoMarxists. They have nothing, they ARE NOTHING.


41 posted on 09/12/2008 5:34:34 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: FrankR

This is what Obama does. He has done the same in every campaign he has run. His first campaign was victorious because his minions got enough signatures on the filing petitions of his opponents thrown out ...they were no longer opponents.
He ran against Hull and his minions publicized Hulls divorce papers and Hull dropped out.
He did the same to Jack Ryan. Again Ryan drops out.
Obama has NEVER won an election by the people but his minions have always made it possible for him to succeed.
People need to know....


42 posted on 09/12/2008 5:35:20 PM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: HAL9000
how did the Dems get to this guy?
Republican efforts to delay the probe until after the Nov. 4 election were thwarted when GOP State Sen. Charlie Huggins, who represents Palin's hometown of Wasilla, sided with Democrats. "Let's just get the facts on the table," said Huggins, who appeared in camouflage pants to vote during a break from moose hunting.

43 posted on 09/12/2008 5:35:25 PM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: originalbuckeye
Hopefully the Mike Nifong fiasco is still fresh in people's minds.
44 posted on 09/12/2008 5:35:43 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

Good post.

Prayers up.


45 posted on 09/12/2008 5:35:54 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: HAL9000
subpoena her husband

They have subpoenaed a husband of a sitting Governor...That is called desperation.


46 posted on 09/12/2008 5:36:05 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: IncPen

Mary was not a single mom. Mary was legally married to Joseph.


47 posted on 09/12/2008 5:36:38 PM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: HAL9000

Can Bush pardon Palin, if she is railroaded?


48 posted on 09/12/2008 5:37:24 PM PDT by syriacus (Calling humans "pigs" is second-nature for anti-war radicals, Black Panthers + radical Islamists.)
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To: guitarplayer1953

Her husband can not be compelled to testify against his wife and I’d plead the I don’t remember and stand on the fifth and see how P.O.ed they become.

Hillary sure got away with it.


49 posted on 09/12/2008 5:37:32 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: YdontUleaveLibs

It just seems like another dose of jujitsu (sp?) by McCain’s camp. Obama can’t seem to let it go by, and that’s what McC has been benefiting from.


50 posted on 09/12/2008 5:37:52 PM PDT by sobieski
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