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Troopergate Report: Palin Abused Power

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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:42 PM
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Troopergate Report: Palin Abused Power


abcnews.go.com

Sarah Palin abused her power when she fired her Public Safety Commissioner this July, a state investigation has concluded.

The Alaska legislature voted to release the several hundred page report on the "Troopergate" scandal, a state kerfuffle which has come to haunt Gov. Sarah Palin's vice presidential bid. The scandal centered around her firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. Monegan and others believed Palin fired him because he refused to take action against Mike Wooten, a state trooper under him who had been involved in a messy divorce with Palin's sister, Molly.
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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:42 PM
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This news could prove interesting to the Presidential campaign of John McCain. With the elections less than one month away, the campaign is at its most heated levels.

The full report in PDF format can be accessed at the below link. The PDF is over 200 pages long, so users on slower computers may want to click with caution.

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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:45 PM
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More excerpts


“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.”



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:48 PM
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Oops, I was beaten on this one


www.abc.net.au...

It's also breaking news on the CNN site, I can't wait for that report to be made public.



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:48 PM
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It is so blatant that this is nothing but politically motivated. Why release the findings within weeks of the Election? There was over 1,000 pages of Documentary Evidence, and the most that any of these Legislators spent going through it was roughly six hours. Who can read through and closely scrutinize 1,000 pages of Evidence, much less a Novel, in less than a day?

Not to mention that the Chairman of the Investigative Committee was overheard discussing an "October Surprise".

Also, people like to point out that Republicans were on the Committee as well, but what they conveniently fail to mention is that these are amongst the same Republicans whom Governor Palin fought against.

This is nothing more than a Kangaroo Hearing.



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:49 PM
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this is old news... and the democrats have been all over this ... but they cant find any wrong doing on Palins part.... not for the lack of trying ..



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by philjwolf
this is old news... and the democrats have been all over this ... but they cant find any wrong doing on Palins part.... not for the lack of trying ..


How is it old news when the findings and the report were just released about 10 minutes ago?


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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:50 PM
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Well, she practically deserves it for calling Obama a terrorist.

If the Republicans wanted to play dirty, they're gonna get dirty and they're going to get all the blowback they deserve out of this report.

Serves them right if they can't play this one off the bat properly.

[edit on 10-10-2008 by mattguy404]



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:51 PM
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There is a link to a PDF of the report in the first post if you'd care to look it over.



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:54 PM
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This is old news because the conclusions were politically motivated and announced before the investigate ever started.

If the democratic party wants to stand by a wife beater, that's fine with me.



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:57 PM
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it was all covered with her interviews on t.v. with peter jennings.. and Katy Couric and on the radio with Hannity... must be a few weeks ago allready



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 08:00 PM
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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 08:00 PM
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Peter Jennings is dead, dude.



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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Please provide a link to the news coverage of this report being released prior to tonight? I would hate to be posting non-breaking news in the breaking news forum!
Thanks for your assistance!



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by anachryon
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Please provide a link to the news coverage of this report being released prior to tonight? I would hate to be posting non-breaking news in the breaking news forum!
Thanks for your assistance!



abcnews.go.com...


"It's likely to be damaging to the Governor's administration," said Senator Hollis French, a Democrat, appointed the project manager for a bi-partisan State Senate Legislative Counsel Committee investigation of claims that Palin abused her office to get the Alaska public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, fired.

Palin, who has denied any wrongdoing and has said she has nothing to hide, has hired private lawyers to represent her in the matter. "



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 08:15 PM
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Okay. That article from Sept 2nd
(which, incidentally, also mentions that "The Alaska state senator running an investigation of Gov. Palin says the McCain campaign is using stall tactics to prevent him from releasing his final report by Oct. 31, four days before the November election.")
is talking about the ongoing investigation.

It doesn't release the final results of the investigation. It doesn't provide the complete report of the investigation.
That information was released less than an hour ago, and that's the news that is being discussed in this thread.

Ergo, this is not "old news." I'm sorry if it's news you don't like or don't agree with, but it is not "old news."



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 08:17 PM
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Yes it old news because the conclusion were arrived at before the report was release. But, that doesn't matter to obamatrons.



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 08:22 PM
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did it , or did it not say that she violated the ethics acts and abused her power.



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