Friday, October 10, 2008

Palin finds herself innocent in Troopergate

You know the world has gone crazy when you have to check the source of the daily headlines to be sure you're not reading a satire site. Sadly, this is not a joke.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - On the eve of a report on a legislative panel's abuse-of-power investigation into Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, campaign officials released their own report clearing her of any wrongdoing.

Palin, running mate to Republican presidential nominee John McCain, is the subject of two inquiries into whether she abused her power by firing her public safety commissioner. The commissioner says he was dismissed for resisting pressure to fire Palin's former brother-in-law, a state trooper
Back in the days when Iraq dominated the news, some White House spokesmouth famously said that resistance was futile because while we were busy chasing down facts, they were already creating the next new reality. Palin, via the McCain campaign, apparently intends to continue that tradition. After unsucessfully trying to quash the investigation with every legal trick in the book and offering dozens of explanations for the firing of Commissioner Mohegan, they have now declared it was a simple matter of a budgetary dispute and besides Mohegan was insubordinate.

A review of the actual events surrounding the wrongful termination exposes the ugly truth behind the pretty cover-up.
Ms. Palin has denied that anyone told Mr. Monegan to dismiss Trooper Wooten, or that the commissioner’s ouster had anything to do with him. But an examination of the case, based on interviews with Mr. Monegan and several top aides, indicates that, to a far greater degree than was previously known, the governor, her husband and her administration pressed the commissioner and his staff to get Trooper Wooten off the force, though without directly ordering it.

In all, the commissioner and his aides were contacted about Trooper Wooten three dozen times over 19 months by the governor, her husband and seven administration officials, interviews and documents show.
Let the record show that today is the day the official definition of GOP was changed to Grossly Overt Prevaricators.

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Blogger rockync said...

So when I heard that the McCain/ Palin campaign had done their own investigation of Troopergate charges and found Palin innocent of all charges -- I had to laugh. I'll bet there are now criminals scrambling to get to the prison library to figure out a way to declare themselves innocent. The cascade from this one ought to be a hoot!

3:43:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It made me laugh too Rocky. Kind of dumb move really. It only made the official report look more damning but it gives the loyalists something to believe. I guess that was the point.

11:07:00 PM  

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