Skip to comments.Palin fires back in Troopergate, releases memos showing insubordination
Posted on 09/16/2008 6:23:26 AM PDT by pissant
Sarah Palin issued a response to the Troopergate investigation yesterday by releasing internal memoranda that show Walt Monegan got fired for insubordination on budget matters and not because of his refusal to fire Palins former brother-in-law. Monegan went behind Palins back to attempt to revive a project Palin had vetoed, which stunned the Office of Management and Budget Director. On another occasion, Monegan held a press conference with Hollis French to dissent from Palins budget priorities the same Hollis French pushing the ethics complaint against Palin:
Walt Monegan lost his job as public safety director because he resisted Gov. Sarah Palins budget policies and showed outright insubordination, say papers the governors lawyer filed Monday with the state Personnel Board.
It was Palins strongest effort yet to snuff allegations she sacked Monegan because he refused to fire a state trooper involved in an ugly divorce with the governors sister.
Along with the papers filed Monday were a slew of e-mails from the governors office purporting to show Monegans rogue mentality as a member of Palins Cabinet.
In one message, the governors budget director, Karen Rehfeld, wrote that she was stunned and amazed that Monegan appeared to be working with a powerful state legislator, Anchorage Republican Rep. Kevin Meyer, to seek funding for a project Palin previously had vetoed.
According to the papers filed by Palins legal team, that was not the only instance of insubordination from Monegan:
* 12/9/07: Monegan holds a press conference with Hollis French to push his own budget plan.
* 1/29/08: Palins staffers have to rework their procedures to keep Monegan from bypassing normal channels for budget requests.
* February 2008: Monegan publicly releases a letter he wrote to Palin supporting a project she vetoed.
* June 26, 2008: Monegan bypassed the governors office entirely and contacted Alaskas Congressional delegation to gain funding for a project.
From this presentation, it looks like Monegan had decided from the start to be a loose cannon in the Palin administration. The wonder of this isnt that he got fired its how he managed to hang onto his job as long as he did. The response calls Monegans trip to Washington the final straw, and its not difficult to see why. Monegan even admitted it in his valedictory e-mail to his colleagues, saying that he had waited too long outside her door for her to believe that I supported her. Nor did Monegan file an ethics complaint, as the law would have required him to do, if he felt his termination violated state ethics laws. (Palin filed the complaint herself to argue the case.)
As the filing states, Monegan served as a political appointee, at the pleasure of the Governor. Obviously, Monegan didnt act to support Palins budget initiatives, often acting in opposition to them. In anyones administration, that will result in dismissal. Monegan kicked himself out of the job through his own acts.
Monegan was a wife beater who refused to fire a wife beater.
END OF STORY.
Monegan and French’s balls are too tightly retracted to kick. A technique learned from the Obama campaign staff.
Unfortunately not. The mainstream media will completely ignore this. They are on a mission to get 0bama into the White House, and they will do so any almost any cost.
Just a small correction. Palin did not fire Monahan.
She told him to resign from the cabinet, and offered him a different job in the administration. He turned it down and quit.
Well, that's purdy graphic! LOL!
Another non-scandal scandal, but the media will not report the facts. They will keep vaguely referencing this scandal to make it appear there is something ugly here. Then the politically-motivated report will be released just prior to the election making dubious claims and Palin will have no time to respond prior to the election.
He must be a liberal who knows better than the “ignorant moronic American people” like the guy next to me always says, he thinks we are being fooled and are really dumb, if he only knew - LOL
Monegan was a wife beater who refused to fire a wife beater and child taserer!
Poor moustacheod good old boy didn’t like being told to tow the line.
Her reformer credentials just went up 1000%.
Well, okay, but, uh, uh ... well, um ... She bought a tanning bed! and, and, she gives her kids funny names!!
Game, Set, MATCH! is correct. Notice it didn’t take long to release the emails after the lowlife went after Gov Palin for the Dems yesterday. He couldn’t wait to get out there and trash Gov Palin. If I was him, I would change my location as Alaskans are not going to be forgetting anytime soon.
???? HOLLIS FRENCH? He is the Democrat hack who is (nowadays) an avowed Obama supporter, who is quoted prominently in some of the Obama campaign's Alaska press releases on energy policy, and who is overseeing the current so-called "investigation"......
So Monegan as a key member of Governor Palin's cabinet held a news conference with a prominent member of the OTHER party to advocate a different budget plan than the budget of his own boss the Governor? That's grounds for firing right there - clearly he was not part of the Governor's team he was a mole and a renegade for the opposition. No executive leader anywhere should have to put up with such behavior.
And the press could not find this because of “Why”?
Or they will spin it to say that Gov. Palin "can't tolerate dissenting opinions" and "is insulated against any criticism" or, worst of all, "isn't bipartisan" (which of course means not doing what democrats want to do).
Need to keep this bumped...