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Obama rewards Troopergate Chairman
Boston Herald ^ | March 8th, 2009

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; bho2009; democrats; obama; palin; tasergate
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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!

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 Obama’s 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 Palin’s 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, Alaska’s 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 Palin’s reputation in order to help sway the election.

So much for Obama’s change politics. It is dirty politics as usual.

1 posted on 03/08/2009 5:37:52 PM PDT by redk
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To: redk

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.


2 posted on 03/08/2009 5:42:35 PM PDT by bluedressman
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To: Nachum

Ping.


3 posted on 03/08/2009 5:46:39 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: holdonnow

“Obama rewards Troopergate Chairman” Ping a ling


4 posted on 03/08/2009 5:46:57 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (America needs a "Rosetta Stone" lesson for " Obama Double-Talking Jive".)
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To: redk

Does the Alaska Governor have any say in this, as far as clearing her name?


5 posted on 03/08/2009 5:49:14 PM PDT by OCC
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To: bluedressman

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


6 posted on 03/08/2009 5:50:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: redk

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.


7 posted on 03/08/2009 5:50:42 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: redk; penelopesire; BulletBobCo; seekthetruth; Kevmo; gunnyg; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; ...

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!

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“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.

*snip*

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.”

http://www.adn.com/3182/story/552393.html


8 posted on 03/08/2009 5:52:09 PM PDT by STARWISE ( They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter))
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To: redk

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!


9 posted on 03/08/2009 5:52:10 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: redk

Where are all of our investigative FReepers?


10 posted on 03/08/2009 5:52:31 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: redk
“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.” -—

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?

11 posted on 03/08/2009 5:53:57 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: redk

Our communists leader, King Obama, showing his true colors. It cannot be stressed how much America is in trouble.


12 posted on 03/08/2009 5:59:16 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Is she qualified for the job? Or is this pure nepotism?


13 posted on 03/08/2009 5:59:42 PM PDT by bluedressman
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To: STARWISE

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.


14 posted on 03/08/2009 6:01:34 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: redk

It’s been clear to others, it’s finally clear to me, this ‘president’ is ‘talking smack’ as a matter of policy!


15 posted on 03/08/2009 6:08:22 PM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: Jeff Head; mnehrling; Sarah Barracuda; euram; Wegotsarah.com; Tennessee Nana; Elsie; Diogenesis; ..

Is anybody really surpirsed by this news?


16 posted on 03/08/2009 6:13:09 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: bluedressman

This “Kim” is a guy...who’s got the Alaska “Obama supporters” photo showing Elton and Branchflower?


17 posted on 03/08/2009 6:16:17 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: OCC

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.


18 posted on 03/08/2009 6:18:07 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

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.


19 posted on 03/08/2009 6:19:32 PM PDT by bluedressman
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To: redk
Obama is scared inside out by Sarah Palin.

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:


20 posted on 03/08/2009 6:19:52 PM PDT by Candor7 (I love Lucy : http://www.fiftiesweb.com/lucy.htm ( Those were better days))
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To: Candor7

very very nice pic


21 posted on 03/08/2009 6:20:57 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Fred Nerks
Reminds me of an old song:
Give me a toot, I'll sell you my soul
Pull my strings and I'll go far
My Payola!

22 posted on 03/08/2009 6:21:33 PM PDT by manapua
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To: bluedressman

No problem...I was not trying to call you out on an honest, quite undertsnadable mistake, but just wanted to point out that there’s an infamous photograph of Elton, Branchflower, and a bunch of other Obama supporters taken at Obama Campaign headquarters in Alaska during the “Troopergate” fiasco that is quite damning.


23 posted on 03/08/2009 6:22:44 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

NOTE: I’m sitting here in the dark writing my posts, so my spelling is more atrocious tonight than usual due to typos.


24 posted on 03/08/2009 6:24:08 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: redk; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; Free ThinkerNY; ...
(thanks to Jet Jaguar for the headsup)

Added to the list, ping

Obama rewards Troopergate Chairman

full list at www.nachumlist.com

25 posted on 03/08/2009 6:24:52 PM PDT by Nachum (Documented Obama confusion)
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To: bluedressman; Logical me; redk

Yup, he’s transparent all right.


26 posted on 03/08/2009 6:26:21 PM PDT by Canedawg (Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.)
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To: All

27 posted on 03/08/2009 6:27:05 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: rlmorel

THAT’s the pic I’ve been looking for...! Thanx!


28 posted on 03/08/2009 6:28:43 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

See my post at #27...I think that is the one you refer to. My Photoshop additions of text do not alter the original image.


29 posted on 03/08/2009 6:29:15 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Fred Nerks; All
You must mean THIS one...


30 posted on 03/08/2009 6:30:32 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: rlmorel
The woman behind the podium is Beth Kertulla, the only one put up by Juneau Dems to replace Elton in the Alaska Senate. She's a noted Palin hater and they're trying to further embarrass Palin with this strategy of giving her no one else to choose from.

Kertulla is the one who drives by the Governor's mansion to check if the lights are on and reports back to the local press.

31 posted on 03/08/2009 6:31:05 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: bluedressman

More Pay to Slime from the Ohbummer Regime. Enjoy your new dictatorship.

Pray for America, Our Troops and obama’s Failure


32 posted on 03/08/2009 6:32:26 PM PDT by bray (Welcome to the USSA!)
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To: manapua

Hollis French (fifth from left) and fellow Troopergate hack Kim Elton (on left with beard) who has donated to the Obama Campaign sit on the panel investigating popular governor Sarah Palin.

SOURCE

33 posted on 03/08/2009 6:32:34 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Al B.
Kertulla is the one who drives by the Governor's mansion to check if the lights are on and reports back to the local press.

What a petty little hussy...!

34 posted on 03/08/2009 6:32:38 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: TomasUSMC

I don’t like it. It is demeaning to shoe shiners.

Putting BO’s head on there is an insult to them.


35 posted on 03/08/2009 6:33:16 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Kertulla has also said she enjoys running into Palin in the restroom at the statehouse because it gives her an opportunity to talk to her.


36 posted on 03/08/2009 6:34:29 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: redk

/mark


37 posted on 03/08/2009 6:34:54 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Al B.
Yeah, trying to get a "Kyra Phillips" moment out of Governor Palin, no doubt.
38 posted on 03/08/2009 6:38:27 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: redk

This little prick is going to fall in shower and the Prell in going to knock him out .


39 posted on 03/08/2009 6:39:37 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: rlmorel

yes, thanks, that’s the one.

Democratic, codeword for MARXIST.

http://www.broadleft.org/socdem.htm

Marxists Internet Archive


40 posted on 03/08/2009 6:43:44 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks
I think I wish I were where you are ....... ;(


41 posted on 03/08/2009 6:45:27 PM PDT by STARWISE ( They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter))
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To: Fred Nerks

I cannot stomach entering sites like that...


42 posted on 03/08/2009 6:46:42 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: STARWISE

Believe me, those scumbags wouldn’t last five minutes with the Australian public. Nancy Pelosi would have been laughed out of town the moment they laid eyes on her...and as for Obama, as Aussies don’t go for the cult of personallity in any shape or form, he would be no-where. It’s interesting, that since the US election, our (LABOR) Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has NOT MENTIONED obama by name ONCE.

Prime Minister Rudd is to visit the US this month. Rudd’s background is in diplomacy. He will see the thug in obama up close very quickly.


43 posted on 03/08/2009 7:00:21 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: rlmorel

I simply Googled ‘Democratic parties around the world’ and that came up. Every marxist government and/or dictatorship seems to proudly use the word ‘democratic’ in its title.


44 posted on 03/08/2009 7:02:48 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: OCC
Does the Alaska Governor have any say in this, as far as clearing her name?

If I'm not mistaken, Sarah didn't cooperate with THIS investigation, because it wasn't the correct venue for the question. She knew it was going to be a political witch-hunt.

She cooperated with the investigation done by the Personnel Board, which IS the group that's supposed to handle these issues. This group found that she did NOTHING wrong. Of course, that decision didn't receive the coverage that the one issued by the legislative panel did. I think they also found that she didn't break any laws, but what she did sure stunk, so she's baaaad! ;o)

45 posted on 03/08/2009 7:03:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
so she's baaaad!

Yes, she is!

46 posted on 03/08/2009 7:07:18 PM PDT by OCC
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To: redk
Hey, Troopergate Dude...do you know anything about Treasury operations?

Timmy Geithner needs some help...OK? Please?

47 posted on 03/08/2009 7:09:12 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: TomasUSMC
Here is another, thank you for your service , and bless you. I worship the ground Marines walk on.


48 posted on 03/08/2009 7:10:00 PM PDT by Candor7 (I love Lucy : http://www.fiftiesweb.com/lucy.htm ( Those were better days))
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To: Candor7

I known for 2 years that Obama was a complete sleeze but everyday I feel that I’ve underestimated how radical and low he could go.


49 posted on 03/08/2009 7:19:11 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: redk

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052008/loc_280981445.shtml

Superdelegate from Juneau backs Obama
Juneau Empire (AK) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Author: Pat Forgey ; JUNEAU EMPIRE
Alaska’s last two uncommitted Democratic superdelegates announced Monday they were backing Barack Obama for president.

Juneau’s Cindy Spanyers said the Illinois senator has the ability to carry Alaska in the November general election.

“He has a streak of independence that Alaskans like,” she said.

Joining Spanyers in making a long-awaited commitment was Blake Johnson of Kenai. Alaska’s two other superdelegates, University of Alaska Fairbanks’ John Davies and Democratic Party Chairwoman Patti Higgins, have already committed, to Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., respectively.

Monday’s announcements mean Alaska’s superdelegates have backed Obama by a 3-1 ratio, closely mirroring his lead over Clinton in the February Alaska caucuses.

The move in favor of Obama comes at a time when he has built a commanding lead over Clinton to win the Democratic nomination, but still needs additional delegates for an outright victory.

State Sen. Kim Elton , D-Juneau, a prominent Obama supporter, said it was important that Alaska’s superdelegates committed while their support mattered.

“This is a very good time,” he said. Delegates that commit after Obama has the nomination sewn up would lose their chance to win support for Alaska issues, he said.

“I think the Alaska superdelegates are going to commit to the people they believe in,” he said, “but it is very good to commit when the commitment still means something for the state of Alaska.”

(snip)


50 posted on 03/08/2009 7:20:19 PM PDT by maggief
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