Skip to comments.Obama rewards Troopergate Chairman
Posted on 03/08/2009 5:37:52 PM PDT by redk
Surprise. Surprise. President Barack Obama has done a nationwide search and appointed the Chairman of the Troopergate investigation as Director of Alaskan Affairs at the Interior Department. Is this a case of political payback for a smear job well done on Governor Sarah Palin??? Yes!
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On March 2, 2009 State Senator Kim Elton, who was the Chairman of the Legislative Council investigating Troopergate, resigned to take an appointment at the Interior Department.
Maybe it is Elton who should be investigated for misuse of the Legislative Council.
Elton is a long-time friend of Pete Rouse, who was Senator Obamas chief of staff and campaign advisor. (Rouse currently serves in the White House as a Senior Advisor.) According to CNN reports after Governor Sarah Palin was selected for the GOP ticket, the Obama campaign contacted the PSEA Union that represented Trooper Wooten and filed the phony complaint against her.
The connection between Elton and the Obama campaign should have served as a warning sign, but the liberal media wanted Palins scalp so they overlooked the relationship.
On several occasions Freedom of Information Requests were filed for emails, phone logs and other communications between the Obama campaign and Senator Elton. They were refused on the claim that FOIAs do not apply to legislators. Why not disclose all information in order to make the investigation legitimate? Because Elton had no intention of being impartial.
In fact, his investigation became so politically charged that 5 state legislators filed suit against the Chairman, Senator Hollis French, and the Democrats handpicked investigator, Stephen Branchflower.
In an attempt to restore impartiality to the proceedings, Alaskas Speaker of the House, John Harris requested a special meeting with the Legislative Council, but his request was refused.
Elton continued on his witch hunt to destroy Palin by allowing the investigator to write the report before witnesses were even interviewed, misconstrue certain evidence and disregard evidence that was helpful to Palin.
Minutes after the Branchflower Report was publicly released, Elton told the Anchorage Daily News that perhaps people will know how to vote in November.
Furthermore, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, Senator Elton donated $2250 to the Obama campaign. Clearly, Elton was vested in the outcome of the Presidential race and played smear politics with Governor Palins reputation in order to help sway the election.
So much for Obamas change politics. It is dirty politics as usual.
Not doubting the validity of this, but if this is true it really needs to be exposed. This is exactly how it works in Chicago.
“Obama rewards Troopergate Chairman” Ping a ling
Does the Alaska Governor have any say in this, as far as clearing her name?
Yes this story is true. It actually came out a few days ago. Sarah even released a statement saying how Elton had “pledged allegiance to Obama” in the summer. So yeah, this is how Chicago politics works. Of course the media won’t say anything because their heads are too far up Obama’s ass to give a damn
Pay to Play, eh ?
Sarah is the Governor, this guy is dead meat, served up slightly warmed in DC.
Does Each State have it’s “Illinois Affairs” at the Interior Dept.? Bureaucrats getting GOVT. jobs when NO ONE ELSE IN THE FREE WORLD WILL HIRE THEM.
If it wasn’t so blatantly predictably and petty a thing for a Rat to do ...... how small of this small man, Obama, chief partisan and Pubbie avenger of the free world .... PING!
“A legislative investigation has concluded that Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power in pushing for the firing of an Alaska state trooper who was once married to her sister, or by failing to prevent her husband Todd from doing so.
The chairman of the Legislative Council, Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau, said he agreed with Branchflower’s findings but wasn’t ready to suggest there should be any consequences for the governor.
“We don’t charge people, we don’t try people as legislators,” Elton said. Any further action or disciplinary measures, he said, would be up to Palin’s executive branch, the attorney general or the state Personnel Board.”
If there is a lower form of existence on the face of the earth than Obama, it’s rock hasn’t been kicked over yet!
Where are all of our investigative FReepers?
Well, now that the man is an employee of the United States Government, can we investigate to see if this is a “pay to play” or a payback of some kind?
Our communists leader, King Obama, showing his true colors. It cannot be stressed how much America is in trouble.
Is she qualified for the job? Or is this pure nepotism?
thanks for the ping, I am seriously thinking about taking up another interest, watching the US destroy itself is making me feel ill. All I can think of to say, is I thank the Lord every day I live in Australia. Years ago, during the Rather fiasco, there was a sign posted regularly that said:
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE.
I believe it now.
It’s been clear to others, it’s finally clear to me, this ‘president’ is ‘talking smack’ as a matter of policy!
Is anybody really surpirsed by this news?
This “Kim” is a guy...who’s got the Alaska “Obama supporters” photo showing Elton and Branchflower?
Palin’s name has already been cleared, but the allegations thrown at her did real damage through a complicit MSM, especially CNN, as they were intended to by the Obama goons.
my bad. no mystery on the connections, but is this guy actually qualified to do the job? has he paid his taxes? i was looking, but like you said this one seems to have been buried. i wonder how many other bodies are buried out there.
The dems go into a mind boggliing frenzy at the mere mention of her name.
They experience an immediate fight or flight reaction.
They are like vampires in fear of her sunlight.
Its fairly clear what the Dem strategy on Palin is:
Try and destroy her before 2011.
And its our job to destroy them, the one opposing her. Quid Pro Quo. They do not like two playing that game, BTW, if you have not noticed,
They can say all sorts of untrue things about Palin, but a similar approach to Obama is "racist" and " inappropriate." Buahahahahah!
Palin followers were alleged to have threatened the life of the ONE, but SS agents heard nothing, and found it baseless after investigating. The Dems make this stuff up.
No, we have to stop being so reticent in attacking Obamas policies, and the stupid running dogs he uses to invoke the loss of inndividual freedoms in America.
Supporting Sarah will not be enough. we need to odefend her from malicious law suits brought by dem prosecutors, and defend her in the press.
Then She has Obama PWND.
All we have to do after that is help her get out the vote: