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Panel: Palin Abused Her Power in Firing of Commissioner (But broke no laws!)
Fox News ^

Posted on 10/10/2008 5:36:35 PM PDT by DocT111

Edited on 10/10/2008 5:40:03 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A state legislative panel has concluded that Sarah Palin abused her power in the firing of the state's public safety commissioner.

The findings were released after lawmakers emerged Friday from a private session in Anchorage where they spent more than six hours discussing a politically charged ethics report into the firing by Gov. Palin.


(Excerpt) Read more at elections.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; branchflower; mccain; mccainpalin; monegan; palin; palinfamily; palinrecord; probe; sarahpalin; troopergate
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BFD - ummm...who do you want leading this country - a woman who does the right thing or a man who is friends with an unrepentant terrorist?
1 posted on 10/10/2008 5:36:35 PM PDT by DocT111
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To: DocT111

Doesn’t matter - the press will take that headline and pound it for over a week.

When the revolution starts, has anyone called dibs on the “journalists” yet?


2 posted on 10/10/2008 5:37:56 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: DocT111

I’m with you. YAWN!


3 posted on 10/10/2008 5:38:17 PM PDT by rocksblues (Hockey Moms are tougher than Soccer Moms)
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To: DocT111

whoopdeedooo.....her antagonists, I believe.....have spoken....


4 posted on 10/10/2008 5:38:35 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Socialism is great until you run out of someone else's money (M. Thatcher))
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To: DocT111

How fair-and-balanced quoting Sen. Gary Stevens. Is Fox trying to compete with NBC?


5 posted on 10/10/2008 5:38:53 PM PDT by mathprof
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To: DocT111

Get ready for 24/7 MSM coverage for a few weeks.


6 posted on 10/10/2008 5:38:57 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: DocT111

I think she should get a medal for firing his sorry a** for not firing the trooper. (albeit, she actually fired him for budget reasons).. The bastard deserved to be arrested, and instead, the good-old-boy network protected him. She fought the establishment system.


7 posted on 10/10/2008 5:39:16 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: RabidBartender

Mccain will allow the media to trash her til election day but we have to be civil concerning obama.


8 posted on 10/10/2008 5:39:50 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: DocT111

The only reason to release the report on a Friday evening of a horrible week on the stock market is because their is no real substance to the charge.


9 posted on 10/10/2008 5:40:05 PM PDT by Conservative Actuary
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To: loungitude
When they start looking into Obama’s Terrorist-gate, this will have meaning.
10 posted on 10/10/2008 5:40:08 PM PDT by highpockets
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To: loungitude

strange it would come out Friday evening


11 posted on 10/10/2008 5:40:49 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: pennboricua

I wonder if Ronald Reagan abused his power by firing thousands of Professional Air Traffic Control employees. Times seem to have really changed.


12 posted on 10/10/2008 5:41:06 PM PDT by rovenstinez (#)
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To: Conservative Actuary

you must be right


13 posted on 10/10/2008 5:41:22 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: DocT111

Let’s see Barney Frank to the perp walk FIRST


14 posted on 10/10/2008 5:41:24 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Discount window +fractional reserve banking = moral hazard + bank corporate welfare + Inflation tax)
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To: DocT111

Next MSM talking point: Will Alaska Governor Sarah Palin be the subject of impeachment/recall hearings?


15 posted on 10/10/2008 5:41:26 PM PDT by rintense (Chuck Norris wears Sarah Palin pajamas.)
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To: DocT111

If some jacka$$ tasers my 10 year old nephew I’ll abuse my power too. Most Americans agree with her.


16 posted on 10/10/2008 5:41:28 PM PDT by Blackhawk73 (There are no atheists in hell.)
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To: Conservative Actuary

does not matter there is some fool on msnbc getting a tingly leg concerning this news.


17 posted on 10/10/2008 5:41:41 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: gusopol3

probably because they realized that nobody would give a crap!


18 posted on 10/10/2008 5:41:50 PM PDT by NetSurfer (BO stinks.)
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To: DocT111

The entire Committee must have been made up of all or mostly Democrats, Obama Tools.


19 posted on 10/10/2008 5:41:53 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: RabidBartender

“...has anyone called dibs on the “journalists” yet?...”

I have a feeling that some reporters will be getting some beatings....


20 posted on 10/10/2008 5:41:56 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: DocT111
Democrats have become like Communists.

They will do anything for the cause, corrupt themselves for the “greater good” of the party and country which they see as the same.

Democrats have no integrity anymore.

21 posted on 10/10/2008 5:41:57 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Democrats still want to get Pres. Bush and/or VP Cheney; there might be show trials in Feb09)
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To: highpockets

and
ACORN-gate
and
Rezko-gate
and
Wright-gate
and
Kenyan Communist-gate


22 posted on 10/10/2008 5:42:16 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: DocT111

UTTER BULLSHIT. SHe can fire the dumb SOB for any damn reason she wants to.


23 posted on 10/10/2008 5:42:56 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: SMCC1

lovely red banner on msnbc.com

“she abused power”

how about she did not violate the law dipshits


24 posted on 10/10/2008 5:43:04 PM PDT by DrHannibalLecter
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To: DocT111

If she didn’t fire the bum,
she would have been accused of negligence of duty by the media and the Dems.
And we all know it.
Republicans are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.


25 posted on 10/10/2008 5:43:07 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: rovenstinez

the media I recall gave him hell.


26 posted on 10/10/2008 5:43:18 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: DocT111

“troopergate” = SCUMBAG-GATE

http://redgirlrising.blogdns.net/renaming-troopergate-to-scumbaggate/


27 posted on 10/10/2008 5:43:20 PM PDT by AmericanGirlRising
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To: DocT111

Kangaroos in Alaska... wow!


28 posted on 10/10/2008 5:43:31 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: DocT111

Misleading headline. Lame...


29 posted on 10/10/2008 5:43:31 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: NetSurfer

probably a few of the legislators are up for re-election in November and they’re toast now, having gone after Palin. Look for their names on Obama hiring lists.


30 posted on 10/10/2008 5:43:44 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: DocT111

Did you honestly expect them to “find” anything different?

They had decided before they even met what the outcome would be.

Even Monegan said she didn’t pressure him, until such time he could help the Democrat party.

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/538889.html


31 posted on 10/10/2008 5:43:49 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: RabidBartender
When you have to do what you have to do, then "BRING IT ON"


32 posted on 10/10/2008 5:44:38 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Sarah Palin reminds me of the story about David and Goliath)
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To: DocT111

It will up to her supporters in Alaska to answer the bell on this one. I mean the political figures in the state.


33 posted on 10/10/2008 5:44:38 PM PDT by Archon of the East (Universal Executive Power of the Law of Nature)
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To: mnehrling

I still don’t get what was wrong with the firing if she could fire anyone at will for any reason. So, now what?


34 posted on 10/10/2008 5:44:51 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: DocT111

Read the whole report.

You’ll find that Fox isn’t telling the whole truth.


35 posted on 10/10/2008 5:44:59 PM PDT by airborne (Don't pray that God is on your side. Instead, pray that you are on God's side!)
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To: DocT111

Yeah its ok for you to having Friends that BOMB and KILL Americans, but protect a 10 year old kid is a CRIME...

I guess its like Aborting the innocent...These Leftists are a disease....the disease is spreading....they must be stopped


36 posted on 10/10/2008 5:45:01 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: DocT111
She broke no law! that's the headline--should be the headline.
37 posted on 10/10/2008 5:45:25 PM PDT by itsPatAmerican
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To: DocT111; P-Marlowe

It’s a panel of known partisans and known enemies.

It means absolutely nothing.


38 posted on 10/10/2008 5:46:06 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Blackhawk73
If some jacka$$ tasers my 10 year old nephew I’ll abuse my power too. Most Americans agree with her.

As part of her defending her actions in properly firing Monaghan over his insubordination about the budget, Governor Plain needs to point out that based on the tasering and the threat Wooten made to kill her father, she would have been justified if she had actually been pressuring Monaghan about that instead of the insubordination.

39 posted on 10/10/2008 5:46:31 PM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Conservative Actuary

Have you read the report?


40 posted on 10/10/2008 5:46:41 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: DocT111

FOX has become a haven for Obamanoids. How can you “abuse power” when you are doing what you’re authorized to do by the constitution. Don’t do drugs! You might end up working for FOX.


41 posted on 10/10/2008 5:46:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm voting for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandkids in the eye when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: RabidBartender

No, but I want my “fair share”.


42 posted on 10/10/2008 5:46:59 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: itsPatAmerican

AP is reporting she “unlawfully abused her power.”


43 posted on 10/10/2008 5:48:01 PM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: airborne

The media is so powerful, I dont know what to do. I feel so helpless. With McCain saying dont be mean to 24 hour Palin is mean. Where is our voice? Voices Voices Voices, I hear them on FR but where are the rest?????


44 posted on 10/10/2008 5:48:09 PM PDT by GoCards
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To: DocT111
A state legislative panel

Anybody know the political makeup of this “legislative panel”?

45 posted on 10/10/2008 5:48:20 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama IS running against Palin)
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To: DocT111

A bunch of Rats don’t approve of Sarah. Next story please.


46 posted on 10/10/2008 5:48:22 PM PDT by devere
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To: DocT111

“... Palin’s firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.”


47 posted on 10/10/2008 5:48:33 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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”A state legislative panel has concluded that Sarah Palin abused her power in the firing of the state's public safety commissioner.”

Let me make a wild guess here that the “legislative panel’ is a bunch of democrat socialists. I might be wrong, but I dare anyone to challenge me.

Oh, by the way…We love Sarah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

48 posted on 10/10/2008 5:48:57 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush

Beatings, HELL!


49 posted on 10/10/2008 5:49:09 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I've gotten so pissed at FOX lately, I only have one outlet for my news now.

FREE REPUBLIC

50 posted on 10/10/2008 5:49:18 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Sarah Palin reminds me of the story about David and Goliath)
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