Archive for October 11th, 2008

But a commenter spells it out more clearly:

The issue with all this is that a poor loser political enemy of Sarah Palin (Halcro) who she beat in the Governor’s election put 2+2 together and came up with 5 after Palin demoted her Public Safety Commissioner (Monegan), one of her Cabinet appointees who serves at will and can be replaced at any time by the Governor for any reason. (Monegan quit his job by the way instead of taking a demotion) Well, Halcro surmised on his blog that if Palin replaced Commissioner Monegan, it must have been because of him not firing her ex brother-in-law. Palin says it was because her cabinet member Monegan was uncooperative in hiring more troopers and because of a failure to curb alcohol abuse in the native villages.

Even Commissioner Monegan agrees that Palin NEVER asked him to fire the trooper. But, Obama’s point man in Alaska Democrat State Senator Hollis French pushed for an investigation which HE now heads. Using his power in State Government, French hired a former prosecutor colleage of his (and a 30 year friend) to investigate the Governor. Now get this….This investigator French hired (Branchflower) is also a 30 year personal friend of Public Safety Commissioner Monegan and investigator Branchflower’s wife used to work Monegan! That’s fair?

The whole impetus of this comes down to whether they can read her mind on why she demoted the Commissioner.

This whole thing is ridiculous, but I guess politics isn’t about truth and justice.

So although the committee was bi-partisan – 10 republicans and 4 democrats, it would appear they were all out for the same thing and were all in bed with one another.

I still need to see how she violated the public trust; the Alaskans – except for the politicians she has pissed off – are very happy with her.


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The pic above is from Wild Thing – over at Theodore’s World; the PC Free Zone Gazette

Also at Wild Thing’s PC Free zone Gazette:

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin acted “within proper and lawful authority” in removing the state’s public safety commissioner, the McCain-Palin Republican presidential ticket has said in response to a state report.

The McCain-Palin statement said, “Today’s report shows that the Governor acted within her proper and lawful authority in the reassignment of Walt Monegan.”

“This was a partisan led inquiry run by (Barack) Obama supporters and the Palins were completely justified in their concern regarding Trooper (Michael) Wooten given his violent and rogue behaviour,” the campaign’s statement said. Senator Obama is the Democratic presidential candidate.

“Lacking evidence to support the original Monegan allegation, the Legislative Council seriously overreached, making a tortured argument to find fault without basis in law or fact,” the McCain-Palin statement said.

But you wouldn’t know that part of one of the findings reads:

“Governor 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.”

If you read the report and compare it to events that actually happened, you’re left wondering why they ‘found’ that “Palin abused her power”. Supposedly she violated Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) where:

“The legislature reaffirms that each public officer holds office as a public trust, and any effort to benefit a personal or financial interest through official action is a violation of that trust.”

I don’t see how protecting her family from a drunken nut case violates “the public trust”, or offering Monegan another job is “violating the public trust”, either. After reading about Wooten and Monegan, I think they should have been tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail.

From Thanks to Palin: SHOCKING: Democratic Ethics Probe Says Palin Abused Her Power

The troopergate issue has ended in a Democratic-led ethics probe saying Palin was unethical in firing Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan.

Now THAT’s a laugh. And it’s democratic socialists – led “ethics” probe; or just merely DemocratIC. There is something seriously wrong with people searching for ethics when they have none of their own. What they’re looking through is a socialist prism, Alinsky-style. This is where they hold Republicans to their own standards; with the intent of removing them as political opponents; even if the charges are false. It’s a complete double-standard; since Obama’s own “ethics” problems are surfacing en masse.

But, they admitted that she did NOT fire Monegan for his refusal to dismiss Mike Wooten, a state tooper. Instead, they say she abused her power by refusing to stop her husband from using state resources to encourage the firing of Wooten.

Actually, Monegan was offered another position, which he turned down. How that should come back at Palin implicating the problems with Wooten is completely baffling. Wooten was Palin’s former brother-in-law who’d threatened to kill Palin’s father, was stalking her sister, had a history of getting drunk on the job and even drinking in his patrol car.

From The Tundra Drums, Jim Crawford spells it out:

In Alaska, we do not have one set of laws for the common folk and one for the troopers. “Troopergate” exposes hindering prosecution, covering up crimes, and obstruction of justice by troopers, supervisors and union representatives to protect one of their own.

In Alaska, it is a crime to drive drunk. Instead of being arrested, when a bartender reported Wooten driving drunk in his patrol car, the trooper who pulled Wooten over told him to park his car and drove him home. No Breathalyzer, no sobriety tests.

If a citizen, not a trooper, tasered his kid, he would be arrested on a charge of child abuse.

If a citizen, not a trooper, shot a moose without a proper license, he would be arrested on a charge of illegal taking of game.

If a citizen, not a trooper, were drinking beer in a moving vehicle, he’d be arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle with an open container of alcohol.

In America, if a man with a gun threatens the life of your family member, you and any citizen have the right to go to the authorities and demand both protection and prosecution of the crime. Did the trooper who investigated this threat, witnessed on the life of a member of Palin’s family, prosecute or cover up the crime?

Wooten walked on each accusation documented in his personnel file. With each count, his fellow troopers and supervisors hindered prosecution and covered up Wooten’s crimes. They violated their oath of office to enforce the law they were sworn to uphold.

My turn: Troopergate allegations expose new corruption

Crimes are not personnel matters. “Troopergate” confirmed Wooten’s multiple crimes. The cover-up of crimes is the foundation of public corruption, just as it was long ago in Watergate.

None of that was mentioned by the “investigative” team pictured above; and this stinks out loud – of the pot calling the kettle black! Without acknowledging the crimes of these two troopers, –both Monegan and Wooten, and announcing that Palin is guilty of abusing power – is completely absurd. Monegan, for his part, is no angel, either, in that he threatened to kill his wife and dislocated her shoulder. Some, in fact, have said that Palin fired a wifebeater…and considering how he treated his ex, I can see how there would be tension between a strong woman in charge and a man who has a history of problems with women. The fact that he was offered another position doesn’t even come up in the charges against Palin by the democrat-controlled investigation.

This democrat-controlled investigation and its verdict are both shams, and they remind me of Obama’s stellar rise in politics. Scenarios created by Obama’s people to remove political opponents are becoming all too familiar. Blair Hull and Jack Ryan saw their political careers destroyed or damaged enough to take them out of political life, due to the same Alinsky-style tactics. In Ryan’s case, Axelrod’s former employer, the Chicago Tribune, lobbied in court to have his sealed divorce records opened in order to smear him with information that was private – and was nobody’s business.

Even people in the UK are noticing: Barack Obama makes his own weather in the storm

After a lengthy internal investigation, these crimes were just footnotes in his personnel file. The accusations that he committed crimes were covered up and papered over by his union and supervisors at the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

And these things have little to do with Palin personally; this has to do with unethical behavior on the part of a corrupt system which Palin was busy cleaning up; none of which was mentioned by the democrats who took a trip to Alaska in order to attack Palin’s character. Back to Thanks to Palin: SHOCKING: Democratic Ethics Probe Says Palin Abused Her Power:

If that’s not a thin enough case for you, then let me remind you that Mike Wooten, ex-husband of Palin’s sister, was accused of threatening the Governor as well as using a taser on a 10 year old.

Palin has demonstrated time after time in her short time as Governor that there was much to be cleaned up in Alaskan state politics. If there’s anything corrupt going on in the Troopergate situation, it’s that no investigation has been made on Trooper Wooten and Walter Monegan.

For more ridiculous accusations directed at Sarah Palin, see Palin Rumors.

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