reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
There are nuances to this only understood by those who live here and have followed this all along. Were you aware that Monegan refused to comply with
a direct order on multiple occasions?
She may have been a bit heavy handed, but to condemn everything else about her over this non-issue, is most certainly heavy handed.
As to this Wooten character; well, lets just say that in my humble opinion, he is the type of officer so often featured in posts here on ATS and leave
it at that. Just the act of pinning a badge on him may have been enough to damn his superiors.
Right now it does appear she did commit one infraction. She tried to interfere with Wooten getting a Workman's Comp settlement. Hardly enough to
condemn a great Governor or to even devote more than a paragraph to in the news. Wooten in many peoples opinion is the exact sort of person who should
never wear a badge. If she lost her cool a bit over his treatment of her sister and their children and made an error in judgment, I can forgive that.
We don't elect perfect people to office because none exist on this earth. If we throw out the occasional good, honest politician we get over small
errors in judgment, there will be nobody left to serve.
My direct answer to the question posed in the title of this thread? Yes, she abused her power in one case. She should not have interfered with the
Workman's Comp claim. Is that reason enough to throw her out of office? No! She did what nobody else has done here in that she finally got rid of the
Good Old Boy Network including the ones in her own Party.
Should people vote for McCain because of her? If they support McCain, she should be considered a check in the positive column. If they support Obama,
they have no reason to attack her other than the same old Partisan mud slinging as usual.
Will she cause me to vote for or against McCain? No. Unless I decide I'd rather he loose so she can get back to holding the oil companies at bay and
keeping the bad guys out of our State Government.
Is there anything in her history that should give someone pause who supports McCain? No, she is the real deal. Perhaps even the type of person people
on ATS claim they want. After all, how many running this time have a history of taking down their own Party members for corruption? I believe she is
the only one.
I think I have exhausted the information I can find about this and don't expect to find any other skeletons floating around. The Workman's Comp
thingy is about it. Everything else is just mud slinging.
Edited to say:
Right after posting this I found out that Wooten was seen on his snow machine running around while supposedly nursing a bad back that was the basis
for the Workman's Comp claim. ...and the mud continues...
[edit on 9/18/2008 by Blaine91555]