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Palin abused power in firing, Alaska panel finds
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Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin abused her power as Alaska's governor by trying to get her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state police, a state investigator's report concluded Friday.
"Gov. Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda," the report states.
Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan's refusal to fire State Trooper Mike Wooten from the state police force was "likely a contributing factor" to Monegan's July dismissal, but Palin had the authority as governor to fire him, the report by former Anchorage prosecutor Stephen Branchflower states.
However, it states that her efforts to get Wooten fired broke a state ethics law that bars public officials from pursuing personal interest through official action.
Monegan has said he was fired in July after refusing pressure to sack Wooten, who had gone through an acrimonious divorce and custody battle with Palin's sister.
Palin and her husband, Todd, have consistently denied wrongdoing, describing Wooten as a "rogue trooper" who had threatened their family - allegations Branchflower discounted.
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2415 days ago
"I conclude that such claims of fear were not bona fide and were offered to provide cover for the Palins' real motivation: to get Trooper Wooten fired for personal family reasons," Branchflower wrote.
Sounds like Cheny in lipstick, heels and highlighted hair, with a 5:00 shadow.
2414 days ago
For all the Obama/Ayres fans that think it's perfectly fair for McCain, Palin and Mrs. McCain to question Obama's loyalty. Well what's good for the goose is good for the gander. The major difference here is that Obama's association with Ayres involved a commission looking into inner city schools, which by the way was headed by a well known Republican. The connection between the two had nothing to do with Ayres former life as a terrorist protesting the Viet Nam war. This connection occurred in the mid '90's'. There was nothing illegal or subversive about helping inner city school kids. The connection is totally irrelevant to Ayres former self. Anyone can be rehabilitated.
However, Palin has woes that are very much current and indicate her penchant to use her office of power as a dictator. Throwing around her weight like a little female Hitler or Stalin. When this report comes out Friday, I hope it shuts her silly ass mouth up. I hope it keeps her so busy, she will hardly have time to think about Obama, let alone talk about him. She is a mean spirited, ghoulish troll controlled by McCain and his cronies. It serves her right and McDummy for picking her as his VP. Country first my foot. It is and always has been McFraud first. All through this guys life it has always been him first.
So go ahead Palin have your sick fun. Her turn is coming Friday and lets see how well you hold up. Her actions these past few days show just how scurrilous, and debased she is. This may very well be the end of her little run in national politics, and it couldn't happen to a more deserving person...
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